ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Gladys Lauver. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Ron Kinney on May 30, 2021
I just realized this is Memorial day weekend making next week early June. June is when Gladys and I have, for most of our adult lives, exchanged birthday cards because both of our birthdays were in June. Her birthday was June 7th. so as soon as the 1st. of June rolled around I would start planning what day I would have to go and buy a birthday card to be able to get it in the mail in time so it would get to her before or on her birthday! Since my birthday was later in the month I would always be expecting her birthday card to get to me a day or two early. This has gone on for most of the years since I moved to Texas in 1959. I just started realizing that this will be the first time in close to 60 years that we won't be exchanging birthday cards. That little part of her makes me understand how much I miss her already! She was a very caring sister and was always trying to help me, just as she did for everyone of her friends and relatives. She didn't deserve to die the way she did from ALS! No one does. It is a horrible disease! I was relieved when she passed away because she suffered way too long after being the kind person that she was all of her life! I love you Sis!
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 Ron Kinney on May 30, 2021
I just realized this is Memorial day weekend making next week early June. June is when Gladys and I have, for most of our adult lives, exchanged birthday cards because both of our birthdays were in June. Her birthday was June 7th. so as soon as the 1st. of June rolled around I would start planning what day I would have to go and buy a birthday card to be able to get it in the mail in time so it would get to her before or on her birthday! Since my birthday was later in the month I would always be expecting her birthday card to get to me a day or two early. This has gone on for most of the years since I moved to Texas in 1959. I just started realizing that this will be the first time in close to 60 years that we won't be exchanging birthday cards. That little part of her makes me understand how much I miss her already! She was a very caring sister and was always trying to help me, just as she did for everyone of her friends and relatives. She didn't deserve to die the way she did from ALS! No one does. It is a horrible disease! I was relieved when she passed away because she suffered way too long after being the kind person that she was all of her life! I love you Sis!
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 
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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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Shared by Jessica Cardos on May 14, 2021
Hey Grandma, 
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to write this. I still haven't quite figured out how to put my feelings and thoughts into words, but i'll give it my best shot. 
Growing up, I always looked forward to going to grandmas house. I remember always getting excited about your homemade meals and amazing desserts you always used to make. I used to love doing puzzles, coloring in a coloring book or playing outside with my neighbor friends Christian and Linnea. You were always so welcoming. You were always there to talk whenever I needed and you always gave good advice. We may not have agreed on everything but you still tried to understand things from my point of view. 

Throughout my life you taught me so many things, like how to ride a bike, how to do crossword puzzles, and how to have patience. One thing I still say to this day that will always stick with me is, "Maybe next time". I remember whenever I wanted to play a little bit longer on the McDonald's playground  or have one more dessert you would always say, " Maybe next time" because it was time to go home or I had had too much already. I was always very patient and understanding and never threw a fit because I knew there was going to be a next time. Little did I know that the last time I saw you would be the last time. The last time I saw you, you were tired and you were in so much pain. It broke my heart seeing you that way, but now at least you're not in pain or suffering anymore. When you left, you took a part of my heart that will always be with you. 
So many things still remind me of you, salmon patties, Watergate salad, peanut butter cookies, the mountains, Estes Park, McDonalds, American Idol, Annie, puzzles, precious moments, yard sales, and so many other things.
For a while now, it's been hard to think about you because I just get really emotional and dwell on those good memories and wish more than anything we could go back to a time when life was so much simpler and you were around. 
I know you would want me to be happy and look towards the future instead of dwelling on the past, so instead of getting sad, I am going to try and remember those moments and smile and be grateful for all the years and moments I got to spend with you. 
Until Next time,
Love Jessica

GLADYS

Shared by Scott Herring on May 9, 2021
Happy Mothers Day wherever you are Gladys.    I should say more things to you when you was here , but always saw the good the things you did for people.I cant believe you are not here anymore ,you always will be in my heart .Thank you for be in my side when i need it when i was having a very bad time.       

                                                                                Adriana

Happy Mothers Day

Shared by Scott Herring on May 8, 2021
My first mothers day with you not here. Thanks for being such a caring mother. You always took such good care of everyone. From your mother to Aunt Hazel to me and my kids. You taught me to be a good person. Not to to bad things, to plan my future and to know I would have consequences for wrong doings. You had a strong influence on my daughters as well. You spent my childhood introducing me to relatives, traveling to Chicago and Wisconsin and made sure I knew my dads relatives even though he wasn't around much.
  I have many special memories with you and I miss you. Happy mothers day

Love Always,
Scott