GLADYS CLARABELL BRADFIELD ROSCIO Gladys C. Roscio died of natural causes May 3, 2004 in Louisville CO. She was 91 years old. Memorial services will be held in the Golden West Manor Penthouse, 1055 Adams Cir., Boulder, Thurs., May 6th , at 3 PM. Services officiated by Reverend Terry Zimmerman of Boulder’s First Christian Church. Internment will be Sun., 10 AM in the Bradfield family plot in Lewis, CO. A resident of Golden West Manor since 1986, Ms. Roscio, “Glady,” was the cherished friend of many and respected by all. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Blind Impaired Group. She was an avid reader who “read” talking books when sighted reading became impossible. Until blindness took away her ability to participate, anyone entering into a game of cards or scrabble with her came prepared to lose. She loved to travel. In earlier years she never missed a good fishing or camping trip, sat a horse smartly, and thoroughly enjoyed her friends, family, and surroundings. An unfailing mother, she encouraged and helped her children to be and do their best. Sensitive and strong, throughout all adversities, she maintained her style and was the independent steward of her life. She was born November 14, 1912, in Kersey CO to Alonzo D. Duncan and Nellie J. (Steck) Duncan. She married Leon V. Bradfield in Monticello UT, September 19, 1931. They had four children: Robert E. Bradfield, Broomfield CO; David L. Bradfield, Arvada CO; Richard C. Bradfield, Boulder CO: and Lila Jeanine Valdez, Cortez CO. Leon died in 1947. She married Charles J. Roscio in Aztec NM, September 19, 1951. Chuck Roscio died in 1976. Ms. Roscio was a descendant of the pioneer Duncan family who moved to the Montezuma valley from the Greeley area when she was a young child. Her grandfather, Alonzo Duncan, an engineer, was hired to layout the original water and irrigation system for all of Montezuma County. That system, traveling across all elevations by gravity only, is still in use today. She enjoyed a happy childhood in a farmland environment of plentiful vegetables, fruit orchards and honeybees, rode a horse to school, graduated valedictorian from high school in Durango, and married her childhood sweetheart. Leon and Glady raised their family farming at Lewis CO, sometimes spending winters in the Arizona mining communities of Arrowhead and Prescott until his untimely death at age 37. The family farm was leased and Glady and children moved to the Mesa Arizona area for several years where everyone could attend grade/high school and she could enroll at the University of Arizona, majoring in elementary education. While in Arizona, she was employed as the chief baker at the famous Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. When the family eventually returned to Cortez she worked as office manager at the Rauh Insurance and Real Estate agency. Noted for being an excellent cook, Glady was asked to work at the “Dunton” guest ranch which utilized the facilities and hot springs of the abandoned mining town of Dunton CO. Tucked under the towering peaks of Mount Wilson, El Diente, Lone Cone, and Wilson Peak, high in the beautiful San Juan Rocky Mountain range, the area is resplendent with lakes, streams, wildlife, and the enchantment of other alpine wonders. The ranch consisted of private homes, a lodge, sleeping cabins, mineral baths, stables and horses. Operated by the Roscio brothers as a summer guest ranch and fall hunting resort, this popular destination never lacked for clients. Glady was soon asked by Charles Roscio to become his wife and a permanent member of this family enterprise. They were married 25 years. Early in the 80’s, she sold her mountain properties and moved to the Denver area to be nearer her children. Her awareness of failing eyesight was confirmed with the diagnosis of macular degeneration. After several years of living independently Glady moved to Golden West. In addition to her parents, Glady was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Duncan, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Johns, both of Cortez CO. Survivors are her four children and their spouses, Robert and Dixie Bradfield, David and Patricia Bradfield, Richard and Windy Bradfield, and Jeanine and Tony Valdez; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, 22 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Donations may be made in her memory to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trail Ridge Drive, East, Suite A, Lafayette, CO 80026 M.P. Murphy and Associates of Boulder are handling funeral arrangements.