Last updated 10/18/2022 at 10:29am
Gladys Lucille Rott Nagamitsu was born in Ritzville, Wash. on Oct. 4, 1928 to Henry and Matilda Rott. She died on Oct. 11, 2022, also in Ritzville, at the age of 94.
Gladys (Gladie) grew up on the family farm, 7 miles north of Lind. She especially enjoyed helping with the livestock. Her real love was a black saddle horse, named “Bell.” She attended Lind public schools.
This lovely young lady got the attention of a former U.S. Marine who had served in WWII. His name was Royal J. Longmeier. She and Royal were married in 1946. They farmed on the W.A. (Bill) Longmeier ranch where she and...