ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Gladys Lauver. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Laurie Herring on April 19, 2021
Gladys has always welcomed Robin into her family and was a wonderful and fun Grandma and friend.  Gladys was the most organized, thoughtful, and generous and caring person. We were always welcome in her beautiful home when ever we made it Denver. It was always a treat with lovely meals and fun activities planned. It was always a whirlwind!  We enjoyed when Gladys and Gary, or Scott and the girls would come over the mountains for a visit with Mildred Herring and us. They were game for anything. We went x-country skiing, bluegrass concert in Steamboat Springs, sightseeing, shopping and eating at fun places wherever we would be. 
We loved her and will miss her. 
Posted by Jerry Mihlbachler on April 7, 2021
Gladys was such a warm and friendly spirit. I came to the Denver IRS office in 1974 where I first met her and new her as a serious and professional secretary. Soon after meeting her I realized under the tough exterior at work was a heart of gold and warmth. I know, not the typical image we hold in the Service.  As District Director I only got to have Gladys work with me occasionally, but I really noticed and admired her work ethic and disposition.
I suppose it was later in life, after retirement, that I came to know and appreciate Gladys so much more as a friend and a person that was always giving of herself to fill others with joy. I see in these postings how many of us mention the CI lunches. For those that haven't been there, please know how special those days were for so many of us and how much she shined every time we gathered. What a gift she gave us all when she brought us together! Gladys was a friend, a professional, a warm and caring person with a gift of lifting everyone up when she was around. 
My thoughts and prayers are with her family now and thank you for letting me share my thoughts on this extraordinary woman. 
Jerry 
Posted by Chuck Lazzeri on March 29, 2021
My IRS career began as a Revenue Agent, later I worked in Appeals. I never did work in CID, but I got know and work with several of the Special Agents. I also knew many of the secretaries. No one was ever friendlier or kinder to work with than Gladys. She was always a pleasure to deal with. After retirement, it was so nice of her to include me in the CID luncheons that she coordinated for us "old" retirees. She was the one sending out the emails, booking the restaurant, taking pictures, then sending the pictures to the attendees with all the kind notes, etc. Gladys was definitely the "glue" that kept so many relationships going long after we left the IRS. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Gladys for everything she did. That is who she was - someone always doing something for others!!! I will miss Gladys and I'm so thankful that I got to know her. She was a wonderful person in every sense of the word. My thoughts and PRAYERS are with the family at this difficult time. 
Posted by Donna Coad on March 28, 2021
I remember Gladys when we were very young. Our parents were neighbors and good friends living near a little farming/logging town in Wisconsin. Gladys was younger then I and I was born in 1940. My parents moved away in about 1945 and the Kinney family moved to Colorado not many years after. They always stayed in touch with cards at Christmas and letters through the years. My parents, Donald and Dorothy Aiken visited them in CO. once and I visited one time with my sister and her husband and one time when Eva was still alive. They were always like a part of our family. Gladys died to young and I know she will be greatly missed. May God be with Gladys' family.
Posted by John Harrison on March 23, 2021
Gladys-You made a difference in our lives in CI. I will miss hearing from you each year.

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Posted by Laurie Herring on April 19, 2021
Gladys has always welcomed Robin into her family and was a wonderful and fun Grandma and friend.  Gladys was the most organized, thoughtful, and generous and caring person. We were always welcome in her beautiful home when ever we made it Denver. It was always a treat with lovely meals and fun activities planned. It was always a whirlwind!  We enjoyed when Gladys and Gary, or Scott and the girls would come over the mountains for a visit with Mildred Herring and us. They were game for anything. We went x-country skiing, bluegrass concert in Steamboat Springs, sightseeing, shopping and eating at fun places wherever we would be. 
We loved her and will miss her. 
Posted by Jerry Mihlbachler on April 7, 2021
Gladys was such a warm and friendly spirit. I came to the Denver IRS office in 1974 where I first met her and new her as a serious and professional secretary. Soon after meeting her I realized under the tough exterior at work was a heart of gold and warmth. I know, not the typical image we hold in the Service.  As District Director I only got to have Gladys work with me occasionally, but I really noticed and admired her work ethic and disposition.
I suppose it was later in life, after retirement, that I came to know and appreciate Gladys so much more as a friend and a person that was always giving of herself to fill others with joy. I see in these postings how many of us mention the CI lunches. For those that haven't been there, please know how special those days were for so many of us and how much she shined every time we gathered. What a gift she gave us all when she brought us together! Gladys was a friend, a professional, a warm and caring person with a gift of lifting everyone up when she was around. 
My thoughts and prayers are with her family now and thank you for letting me share my thoughts on this extraordinary woman. 
Jerry 
Posted by Chuck Lazzeri on March 29, 2021
My IRS career began as a Revenue Agent, later I worked in Appeals. I never did work in CID, but I got know and work with several of the Special Agents. I also knew many of the secretaries. No one was ever friendlier or kinder to work with than Gladys. She was always a pleasure to deal with. After retirement, it was so nice of her to include me in the CID luncheons that she coordinated for us "old" retirees. She was the one sending out the emails, booking the restaurant, taking pictures, then sending the pictures to the attendees with all the kind notes, etc. Gladys was definitely the "glue" that kept so many relationships going long after we left the IRS. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Gladys for everything she did. That is who she was - someone always doing something for others!!! I will miss Gladys and I'm so thankful that I got to know her. She was a wonderful person in every sense of the word. My thoughts and PRAYERS are with the family at this difficult time. 
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Gladys Elaine Kinney (Lauver)

Gladys was born June 7th, 1944 to Harold and Eva Kinney. She grew up in Commerce City, Colorado and Wisconsin.She graduated high school from Adams City High School in Commerce City where her father built several houses in the area and owned and operated a greenhouse during her childhood. She had and is survived by two brothers, Larry and Ron. Shortly after high school she got a job as a secretary with the IRS of the Federal government.  I believe that to be her only job for just over thirty years.She retired and had over twenty years in retirement. In 1967, she had her only child, Scott with her then husband Robert Herring. Robert had another son, Robin and Gladys treated his family and kids, Anna and Robbie  like her own. They divorced in 1979 and Gladys was a single mother for almost ten years. She then met Gary Lauver and they married and spent over thirty years together.
   Gladys was a very caring person. She always enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends. She would coordinate lunches with people she worked with and kept up on their lives. She would bring me downtown and to work gatherings and I got to know her friends and co-workers. She loved and enjoyed her two granddaughters, Jessica and Alyssa.
   It would be great if everyone would add their thoughts and memories and photos of my mom to this site. It will be here forever. It will be something myself or anyone can go to when they are thinking of her.
Scott Herring
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To My Grandma,

Shared by Alyssa Herring on March 24, 2021
     You were always there for me grandma, from the day i was born all the way up to your last few moments with us. You were always interested in what was going on with me and always asked about school, work, my relationship, vacations, etc. And you always encouraged me to do my best, you took care of me over many summers growing up and throughout that time period you taught so much, you taught me many things about being responsible and respectful at a young age. You were there for me when i was trying to learn how to ride a bike and learning how to swim, and you even were the person that taught me how to floss and how to play solitaire. You were always there for my big life events growing up, you made it to many of my school concerts, grandparents days, my first communion, my quinceañera, and even to one my volleyball games before you passed. Not only that but you always supported me by helping financially when i played high school volleyball and you always sent me cards for birthdays and holidays and always made sure to take lots of pictures. You always brought the family together and even always treated others as family of your own, i will always miss some of the foods your served when you hosted events at your house, like the cookies you used to make and your watergate salad. I will always cherish the memories i have of playing in the backyard and helping you with yard work, playing board games and card games together, and going to the park by your house. I was never able to tell you how grateful i am to have had you be apart of my life, and say thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me, you will always be in my heart forever and i love and miss you so much. These last few months have been so hard for you and i hope that you are resting in peace.
Love Alyssa ♥✦

My Sister

Shared by Larry Kinney on March 22, 2021
Gladys and I were always close growing up. Ron, our older brother, left home and joined the Air Force after high school when Gladys was about 14 and I was about 11, and she and I kind of grew up together. Over the next few years, we both worked after school in our Mom and Dad's garden supply store in Commerce City, Colorado. I remember we also had to do the dishes every night after dinner and would take turns as to who washed and who dried them.

During those years she and I took at least one Greyhound bus trip to Chicago to visit relatives there. We also took a bus trip together to Austin, Texas to visit our brother Ron and his wife.

We learned to bowl together and bowled in several leagues in our teen years. Later I bowled league with her when she worked for the IRS. After she got her driver's license and bought a car, she would take me and my friends to the swimming pool at Adams City High School, drop us off and come back later to pick us up. I don't recall if we ever gave her any gas money, but probably not. 

After my time in the Air Force, when I came back to Denver, she let me stay at her home until I found a job and rented an apartment of my own. I don't think she charged me for room and board during that time. She was always generous.

Gladys always liked to travel and to get together with family and friends from all over. I was never as sociable as her, but we always managed to have a family get together around Christmas each year. They were always enjoyable, and Gladys was a very good cook.

It was sad to watch her health decline over the past year or so. Then to find out it was ALS and that she would not be getting better or returning to her previous happy self was tragic. Life can be tough sometimes and I guess this is one of those times. I will miss my sister.