Gladyce (Clow) MacLeod, age 82, was born Oct. 29, 1930, in Barrett, Minn., to Clarence and Violet (Yell) Olson. She passed peacefully into God’s loving hands on Nov. 8, 2012.
Gladyce grew up the eldest of seven children on the family farm in Barrett, Minn. She married Everett Clow, the farm boy next door, on Dec. 30, 1947. They spent 45 years together and raised three children: Ricky, Reginal and Lynn (Tara). In 1970 they founded Clow Stamping Company and have remained co-owners of the family owned business.
In 1981, Gladyce moved to Las Vegas and later to Colorado for health reasons. She married Lawrence (Mark) MacLeod in Carbondale, Colo., on Sept. 29, 1994. They spent a number of years in Colorado enjoying the mountains before returning to the Brainerd lakes area, most recently residing in Crosslake, Minn. She lived her life with enthusiasm, gave her love and support to her family, friends and her church and hosted foreign exchange students in her home. She was a leader with a gift for listening and empowering others for their success.
She is survived by her husband, Mark; son, Reg (Cindy) Clow; daughter, (Tara) Lynn Clow Moghadam; her grandchildren, David (Clow) Cabot, Kyana Moghadam, Katya (Erik) Moghadam, Sasha Moghadam, Nicole Clow and Gabriel Clow; stepchildren, Cheryl (Ed) Halpin, Stacey Blue, Christie Sax and Eddie MacLeod and her 15 step-grandchildren; her sisters, Delores Reed and Joann Jansen; and her many nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Violet Olson; son, Ricky Clow; sisters, Fern Becker, Shirley Jansen, June Albers; and brother, Donald Olson.
Funeral services will be held at Living Word North Church in Brainerd on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service with interment at the Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd. Memorials preferred to Living Word North.
Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd