Former Durango resident, Mildred Glenn Ferdinando died Friday, March 16, 2012, in St. George, Utah. She was 90.
Mrs. Ferdinando was born in Durango on June 1, 1921, to Frank and Edna Glenn.
After she graduated from Durango High School in the late 1930s, Mrs. Ferdinando moved to Salinas, Calif.
There, she married Herman Ferdinando Oct. 14, 1946. They had three sons and lived on a ranch outside of Salinas.
During the 1960s and mid-1970s, Mrs. Ferdinando worked as a legal secretary for Nolan-Hammerly Eptian & Hoss Law Firm in Salinas.
She also opened a health food store called Vital Vittles in Salinas. She retired in the early 1980s.
Mrs. Ferdinando moved to St. George, Utah, in 1993 where she invested in properties during her retirement.
During her lifetime, Mrs. Ferdinando was “a great artist,” and enjoyed doing her own paintings, her family said. She was also a charter member of The Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church in St. George.
Mrs. Ferdinando is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Herman Ferdinando.
She is survived by her sons Barry Ferdinando of St. George, Daniel Ferdinando of Cedar City, Utah, Vance Ferdinando of St. George, and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel in St. George.
Visitation will be held before memorial services and internment will be afterward at Tonaquint Cemetery in St. George.