Gladys Myers Hoffman took Jesus’ hand and went home on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Born in Columbus, on Oct. 6, 1933, to Edwin and Susan Myers, she was the seventh of eight children. She went to elementary school at Lower White Bird and graduated from Columbus High School in 1951. Upon graduation, she attended LPN Nursing School in Bozeman. She worked in surgery in Bozeman and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 1957, she returned to Bozeman, where she met Jerry Hoffman. They married in Columbus on March 22, 1959. They made their home on a farm south of the wonderful community of Opheim. There they raised four children, and after 35 years of being chief cook, bottle washer and hired hand, they retired to Billings. They both became very active in the local V.F.W. Auxiliary, serving in nearly every office. She was Americanism Chairman for several years.
She is survived by Gerald Hoffman, her husband of 58 years and their four children; Laurie Hoffman of Austin, TX, Julie (Carl) Kurokawa of Billings, Tom (Darla) Hoffman of Glasgow and Steve (Kim) Hoffman of Billings. Her “little darlin’s” Carlie (Seth), Steven, Alyssa, Kerry, Kayla, Reif, Mya, Reygan, Carson and many nieces and nephews that she was very fond of.
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and beloved granddaughter, Michaela Marie Hoffman.
She was fun-loving, gentle and fierce, a force to be reckoned with (she referred to all five feet of herself as “Big Bad Mom”). She had an irreverent streak and was the best Mom, wife and farming partner. She will be missed. No service is planned at this time, but a celebration of life will be held later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.