Gladys Jung nonagenarian

5-9-07, by Greg Lincoln, Delta Discovery

Beloved elder Gladys Jung of Bethel celebrated her 90th birthday last week. Many friends and loved ones came to wish her a happy birthday at her comfortable home near the Kuskokwim River.

Gladys was born on April 30, 1917 in St. Michael to parents Oscar and Annie Hall. Her mother was from St. Michael and her father was from West Virginia. … Gladys is a University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumna, graduating from college with a teaching degree. She returned home where she taught in the old village of Nunacuaq, which has long been gone. In Nunacuaq she worked as an apprentice teacher. She remembers burning coal in the stove for heat. The teacher she worked with had the main school and she would send the little ones to Gladys, who was learning how to teach.

“There were no chairs and the kids would stand at the table and do their work,” she said.… Shortly after, she married Henry Jung and together they had nine children. The couple was asked to open the school in Napaskiak, which had not had a school before.

“My husband made little tables, there were no desks,” she recalls. “We traveled by dog team and by […]

Gladys was also an active member of the Senior Center. A few years ago she recorded a radio ad against the use of iq’mik (sometimes ikmik), a mixture of chewing tobacco and “punk” or tree fungus ash, which is used by adults and even children. She then became known to the latest group of schoolchildren as the “Iq’mik Lady”
Gladys Jung iq’mik YKHC ad


Site Search Tags: , , , , , , ,

  • Iq’mik
  • Add this to Bookmarks:

    2 Responses to “Gladys Jung nonagenarian”


    1. 1 vuee 2008 May 19 at 4:53 pm

      Congratulations again. The new elementary school building in Bethel is named for Gladys Jung, May 13 2008. Although she never taught in Bethel itself, she has certainly been at home here after active teaching.


    1. 1 Gladys Jung, nonagenarian, 1917-2008 « O’Folks Trackback on 2008 October 7 at 10:57 am
    Comments are currently closed.



    O’Folks (off their rocker)

    Old age isn't a disease.

    Arctic sunset

    © header image

    Comments how-tos

    For those new to blogs, check out this post *commenting on blogs* Recent comments, on the sidebar blogroll, often have additional or complementary information. Recent revisions of posts themselves may be found by using the search box for "revised". Tech support says spam (ads or worse) is hitting WordPress heavily so if you don't see your comment in 24 hours, send an E-mail and TS will check the spam trap.

    Categories

    RSS Nonagenarian news

    • WWII vet, congressman's father, longtime city councilman dies at age 94 - MLive.com
      MLive.comWWII vet, congressman's father, longtime city councilman dies at age 94MLive.comMUSKEGON, MI – Gerald Huizenga lived a full life and died at the age of 94, on Friday, Feb. 12. He was a World War II veteran, a father, the owner of a small business, a Zeeland city councilman for 29 years and an Ottawa County Commissioner.and more »
    • Native Hawaiian advocate Kekuni Blaisdell dies at age 90 - KHON2
      KHON2Native Hawaiian advocate Kekuni Blaisdell dies at age 90KHON2Richard Kekuni Blaisdell, professor emeritus and founding chairman of the UH School of Medicine in 1966, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Queen's Medical Center. At the time of death, he was surrounded by his immediate family. He was 90 years old.and more »
    • Pleasant Sally leaves nursing home job at age 90 - Fredericksburg.com
      Fredericksburg.comPleasant Sally leaves nursing home job at age 90Fredericksburg.comSally Pleasants was walking down the nursing home aisle, cane in hand, when she spied a woman with white hair and an oxygen tube. “There's my Edna!” the 90-year-old said, leaning slightly to wrap her arm around Edna Payne as she sat in a wheelchair.and more »
    • Bonnie Springs Ranch namesake dies at age 94 - Las Vegas Review-Journal
      Las Vegas Review-JournalBonnie Springs Ranch namesake dies at age 94Las Vegas Review-Journal"She'd tell us, 'They're my vitamins. I have to come here to get my vitamins,'" Boyer said. By the time Boyer got to know her, Bonnie was in a wheelchair, having her second broken hip at age 91. "We'd take her to the lynx enclos […]
    • George Grabowski, who fought in Warsaw Uprising, dies at age 92 - cleveland.com
      cleveland.comGeorge Grabowski, who fought in Warsaw Uprising, dies at age 92cleveland.comCLEVELAND, Ohio – "Street by street, house by house, sewer by sewer, the insurgents were shelled, gunned and dynamited on one bank of the Vistula river, whilst Soviet soldiers sun-bathed on the opposite bank." That's how George Grabowski, who died ...
    • Former president of Blenko Glass dies at age 94 - Huntington Herald Dispatch
      Huntington Herald DispatchFormer president of Blenko Glass dies at age 94Huntington Herald DispatchHe was 94 years old. Blenko was the third generation to work at Blenko Glass Company. His grandfather, William J. Blenko, founded the company in Milton in 1930. Blenko Jr. became president of Blenko Glass in 1969 upon the death of his father, William ...
    • Former Indiana Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb dies at age 98 - Indianapolis Star
      Indianapolis StarFormer Indiana Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb dies at age 98Indianapolis StarFormer Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, 98, has died, his family confirmed. He served the "great, grand state of Indiana," from 1969 to 1973, his ex-wife, Patricia Whitcomb, told IndyStar in a phone interview. His daughter, Shelley Whitcomb, told IndyStar ...Former Go […]
    • Frank J. Pallone, father of congressman, dies at age 92 - NJ.com
      NJ.comFrank J. Pallone, father of congressman, dies at age 92NJ.comWASHINGTON — Frank J. Pallone, father of U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and Long Branch council member John Pallone, died Sunday at the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. He was 92. "My dad always believed that public service was the highest ...and more »
    • Man Who Gave Name to "Peanuts'" Linus Dies at Age 90 - ABC News
      ABC NewsMan Who Gave Name to "Peanuts'" Linus Dies at Age 90ABC NewsFILE - In a Sept. 23, 2003 file photo, the real Linus, artist Linus Maurer, cuts a ribbon after unveiling a statue of Linus of "Peanuts" comic strip fame during a ceremony at his hometown of Sleepy Eye, Minn. Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose ...Former Minne […]
    • Houston-area woman still teaching at age 90 - WRAL.com
      Houston-area woman still teaching at age 90WRAL.comAt age 90, Hargrove spends most of her days surrounded by students in the Clear Creek Independent School District in the Clear Lake City section of suburban Houston. Last year, of the 177 instructional days in the school year, she filled in for one ...and more »
    May 2007
    M T W T F S S
    « Apr   Jun »
     123456
    78910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    28293031  

    Haeremai Camai Bula Bepuwave Bienvenidos

    • 134,917 visitors

    Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    %d bloggers like this: