Gladys Sandbach Hundley, 79, of Hemet, Calif., formerly of Slater, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet.
Graveside memorials services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Bethel Cemetery in Sharon. Rev. Penny Smith will officiate. Memorials are suggested to La Vista Center of Hemet, Assistance League of Hemacinto, Calif., or World Opportunities in the care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Jan. 22, 1925, in Slater, she was the daughter of the late George and Annie Sandbach. She was married for 60 years to Ruben H. Hundley, who survives of the home. She and her husband moved to California in 1949, where she was self-employed in the aircraft industry, selling rivets. She started American Missile Products in 1953 with her husband, which supplied the first Explorer with its telemetry system. The company also supplied telemetry systems for Pioneer, Atlas and Mercury programs. She then worked as a personal assistant to George Hearst until his death in 1972. For the last 32 years she had been the executive assistant to Rosaline Hearst, working on the United States Senate Youth program. She had been very active in communicating with the alumni of the Senate Youth Program for many years.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Lisa Dematteis of Kennawick, Wash., and Sherrill Kalama of Maui, Hawaii; one son, Randy Hundley of Hemet; one brother, Ernest Sandbach of Kansas City; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.