Gladys E. Buck, 86, of Billings, Mt. died Sept. 20, 2000 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Mt. She was a former resident of Payson, Ariz. And Ekalaka and Fairview. She was born on June 14, 1914 in Sidney, the daughter of William and Anna Anderson Eggleston. She spent her younger years on the family farm in the Sioux Pass community west of Fairview and graduated from the Fairview High School with the class of 1932. She later attended Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and graduated with a A.B. degree on June 10, 1939, with a major in English. She taught English at the high school in Antelope from 1939 to 1940 before going to Ekalaka where she taught English in the Carter Country High School for seven years.
Gladys married Frank B. Buck in Ekalaka in 1947 and they were in business in Ekalaka for nearly 12 years before moving to Denver, Colo. and later to Durango, Colo. For another five years. They also resided in Arizona for 21 years before moving to Billings in 1996.
Survivors include her husband, Frank and a sister-in-law, Donna Eggleston, of Walker, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Ellis and Ogden.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.