Bertha Kristina Glud


Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Longtime Ninilchik resident Bertha Kristina Glud died peacefully Monday, April 12, 2004, at Main Street Assisted Living Home in Homer. She was 81.

Per her request, no services will be held. Her ashes will be scattered at a later date.

Mrs. Glud was born May 31, 1922, in Jamtland, Sweden, where she lived before moving with her family to America in 1925. She received her high school diploma and moved to Anchorage in 1941 to work on Elmendorf Air Force Base during the war. She lived in Cordova, Hinchenbrook Island and Seward before moving to Ninilchik in 1963. While in Cordova, she met and married Robert Glud on Sept. 21, 1945, and became a homemaker.

Mrs. Glud was a member of the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center and she loved going there on Fridays for lunch and staying to be with the knitting group that met after lunch. She was the guest of honor at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Ninilchik Community Library building. Through contributions, Mrs. Glud was instrumental in getting the Ninilchik Community Library building started.

She loved music and enjoyed singing and playing the accordion. She also loved to knit, crochet, read, garden and watch wild animals out the window.

"Mrs. Glud was a very caring person who always had a sweet smile and a quick reply," her family said.

Mrs. Glud was preceded in death by her parents, Olof and Martha Pearson; husband, Robert Glud; sisters, Myrtle Weiner and Anna Komstadius; and brothers, Einar and Roland Pearson.

She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Kitty and Harold Nemnich of Belview, Wash., and Dagmar and Roy Solberg of Kelso, Wash.; sister, Ingrid Carrahar of Seattle; brother, John Pearson of South Cle Elum, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Christy Drake of Anchor Point.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Mrs. Glud's name to the Ninilchik Community Library, P.O. Box 39165, Ninilchik, AK 99639.

Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.

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