Christal Jane Gladhill, age 57, was born March 11, 1947 and passed away March 7th, 2005 in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her daughters; Amy Carpenter and Katie Lynn Carpenter. Survivors include her sister, Katherine Nobles, brother, Larry Poole, daughter, April Hall, son, Travis Gladhill, loving ex husband and best friend, Charles Gladhill and numerous other loving family members and friends. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 6 P.M. Sunday, March 13th at the Good News Lutheran Church, 11020 Old Corpus Christi Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78223. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at Good News Lutheran Church. To leave a note for the family, go to meadowlawn.net and Select Obituaries. Arrangements by Meadowlawn Crematory and American Mortuary.

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  1. There has been and always shall be a place in my heart for you and your family. I will miss you very much. You taught me never beat around the bush, and i never was able to lie to you with out keeping a stright face. thank you for all you done for me growing up and thank you raising your son (my friend) to be a man.

  2. We miss Chris so much. We only had an opportunity to work with her for a few years. What a wonderful sense of humor she had and ability to get things done. She was always a joy to talk with. She was a professional and a caring friend. She touched so many lives, and through them her memory will carry on. Our thoughts and prays from the HR group with MetroNational are with all of the family. Chris made all the difference. Mark Christensen Director of Human Resources MetroNational

  3. Words cannot express the sense of loss we share. I loved singing with Chris, her beautiful alto voice. I remember when she would play the piano on Sundays and we would signal her that it was the last verse of a song because she never could remember how many times she had already played through it. She had such enthusiasm for life. I will miss her humor, her directness, her caring presence, her loving ways. I pray for comfort to all who loved and miss her.

  4. From the very first day Chris and I met, we immediately bonded and this friendship has lasted to this day. I will miss her terribly and will never forget her and all the good, and bad, things she taught me. My deepset sympathy to your family on the passing of a wonderful lady and my beloved friend. Elva Menchaca

  5. There are no words which can adequately convey the profound loss her passing means to me. I will miss her in many ways I dont even realize yet. As deep a wound as was left by the passing of my mother. Till we meet again, my dearest friend….. Alma

  6. Words are inadequate to describe my sadness at the news. Chris was a pleasure to work with and I considered not her only a client but also a friend. She will be greatly missed, most of all I will miss her great sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family. Yvonne Montez

  7. To Chris’ family: Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. More importantly, I would like to share with you how much of a positive impression Chris made on me in such a short period of time. I started working with HealthX in October 2004, and Chris was one of the first clients I worked with. We enjoyed several wonderful conversations and many moments of laughter. God Bless You, Chris. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Keniee Etienne

  8. I was very sad to hear the news. I know Chris from our business partnership with Tower Life. She has been a wonderful support for me and our employees residing in Wyoming. Chris understood our challenges and worked hard to insure a good working relationship. However, what touched my heart, and what I will remember forever, is her true affection for people. Her care and concern went far beyond a job. Thanks Chris, for being a special person in my life, and making a difference in so many other lives. My sincere condolences to her family and her friends. Sherrie Frolic

  9. Dear family members of Chris: I only knew Chris for about a year as a contact for Tower Life. She was our account support rep. I found her to be a wonderful lady who enjoyed life to the fullest. We at GSE will miss her dearly, as I know her family will. I just wanted to express my condolences and may God Bless You during this time of sorrow. Our Lord Jesus Christ is making a place for her now in Heaven and I know that we will all one day see Chris again. In closing, with deepest sympathy, Ron Johnson HR Manager GSE Lining Houston, Texas

  10. To Chris’s family, It was a privilege working with Chris for the last two years. Chris was a very special person ! If we’re lucky there are special people whe enter our lives and never leave us-even when they are gone. In this time of loss and sadness, may your heart be filled with warm and loving memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Margaret Hilton

  11. It was my pleasure to have known and worked with Chris the past eight years. Although I live in Houston, we talked at least weekly and sometimes several times a day. Professionally, I knew if I needed anything corrected or researched Chris would take care of it. Personally, if I needed someone to talk to, or share good or bad news, Chris was there. When we were able to have lunch, we always split the richest, most delicious desert on the menu. I am deeply saddened by her death and will remember her always; I considered her a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless each of you during this difficult time. Pat Butler

  12. I had the pleasure of working mostly by phone with Chris, she was always so swett and caring. Chris was always willing to help at times when I needed. I know the hurt from losing a loved one, its really hard. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Sharon Cooper

  13. Please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathy for my good friend, Chris. I loved her dearly and with a special friendship that I will always cherish. I hope to see her again one day. Donna Miley

  14. Chris will be missed so very much-she was such a joy ! It was my pleasure to work with such a beautiful person not only on the outside but on the inside, she loved life, and people, and she was so very much a professional who enjoyed her work. Her laughter expressed her very love of life in it. My personal condolences to family and friends and know that she will be truly missed. Sarah Bishop

  15. I was very saddened to hear the news of Chris’ passing. I knew her for the while I worked at Principal Financial Group. She had many laughs and smiles (and snacks) to share with everyone. She was a joy to know. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. We will see her again soon. Rosemary Fonseca Segura

  16. Chris was the best mother-in-law a person could ever ask for. I learned many things about life from her, and she set an example for me, and many others, to follow. It is appropriate that the lighthouse was something she liked, for she truly was a lighthouse to many of us. I miss her deeply and do not have the words to express my sense of loss. I love you ‘Mom’. Rest well.

  17. Dear Chuck: My prayers are for you. “Don’t give up the ship.” Be strong and think of your good times with your “best friend.” Chris, would want that. If you need to talk call me 226-1675, your daughter is a beautiful young woman, I hope she will be strong for her mother. Chris had a special way of always being there for all of us we can’t let her down. Your Friend Nora.

  18. There is no measure of how influential Chris has been on my life. I see it everyday in the things I do and how I approach life. She knew no stranger. Would never refuse a friend if at all possible. Tuff and fair. Kind and funny. Forgiving and always teaching. But these are just words and they can only describe so much. The loss to me is immeasurable. What am I going to do? I always described her as the smartest woman I knew. She took time to help so, so many people. I am but one of them. She is true example to us of what a good human being should be. In my personal memorial to her, I vow to strive to be more like her. Hopefully, in that way, she carries on somehow. But…these are just words and there is no way to measure the loss. If reincarnation is true, then I am sure to meet up with her again. Til then, or whenever, however, I’ll see her later further on up the road. alma That’s a good picture in the obit.

  19. I wanted to express my condolences to you at this time. I only got to work with Chris for the last year and a half. We really hit it off, but how could you not with such a nice, caring, fun person as Chris. I can only imagine how devestating this loss is to you but I just wanted you to know it is a tremendous loss for us who worked with her as well. She will be sorely missed. My prayers are with you. Patti Brock-Chapman and all the folks at Texas True Choice.

  20. Even though Chris was a part of our lives for only a few years, we were warmed by her genuine caring concern and friendship for us and all who were fortunate to know her. We share your grief and along with her family and countless friends will miss her deeply. Judy & Richard Garrett

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