Aug. 10, 1929 — Sept. 24, 2013
Martha Anne Critchell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 10, 1929, and married Charles F. Gladwill in 1952. They celebrated 55 years of marriage and had a beautiful family, including three children, Malinda, Stephen and Brian and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving and supportive wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Anne was a local celebrity because of her art. She was well known for her “Four Seasons” of El Dorado County. She was involved in many groups, including Gold Country Artists’ Gallery, Sierra Group of Artists, The Phantom Gallery, PAA, EDAC, Sierra Pastel Society, Shakepseare Club, 4H, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. She was also an art teacher and participated in Sugarloaf Music and Fine Arts camp for many years. Anne was an illustrator for the Sacramento Bee for 15 years, retiring in 1992. She was also involved with the Episcopal Church of Our Savior on the Altar Guild and Daughters of The King.
Anne is survived by her daughter, Malinda French (Tom); son, Brian Gladwill (Julia); grandchildren, Eric Lunde (Kara), Kristin Jackson (Eric), Nicole Iseger (Bryon), Mathew Lunde (Cindy), Levi Lunde (Casey), Shawna Walker (Damian), Andrea Gladwill, Kirsty Gladwill and Charlie Gladwill; nine great-grandchildren; her step-mother, Virginia Critchell; and half-sister, Diana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; son, Stephen; and two brothers, Bob and Steve. Granny Annie will be greatly missed not only by the community and her family but her best friend and constant companion, Lady, a Springer Spaniel; her two cats; and her horses.
A memorial service with be held at 1 p.m., on Oct. 10, at Faith Episcopal Church, 2200 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 2979 Coloma Street, Placerville, CA 95667.