Gladys Webster Welch


Mar 6, 1933  Sep 30, 2017

Gladys Webster Welch, 84, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Laurels of Summit Ridge.

She was born on a farm in Fayette, Maine on March 6, 1933, to the late F. Erle Webster and Doris Hibbs Webster. She was also preceded in death by her husband, whom she married June 29, 1958, Richard Lynn Welch who passed away on December 29, 1980; brother, Erle Webster; and sister, Doris Bachelor.

Mrs. Welch was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Asheville where she devoted her time and service in the church library. She also devoted her time to The Council on Aging, and many other voluntary service activities. She was an alumna of the University of Maine at Orono.

She is survived by her daughters: Doris Yvonne Welch of Asheville, Susan Ellen Welch Sharp and husband Mike of Arden; son, Samuel Frederic Welch of Asheville; grandchildren: Katherine Suzanne Sharp, and Elizabeth Michelle Sharp; sister, Frances Berry, and brother, Richard Webster and wife Nancy all of Maine; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 2, 2017 in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 531 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806.