Barbara Reddington Gleason

Honored by:Gileen Gleason Elder
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Nickname: 'Bobbie" Born: July 17 1932 - Kansas City, MO

Parents: Iza Iona Chandler Reddington (KU 1927) Edwin Ross Reddington Sr. (KU 1927)

Brother: Edwin Ross Reddington Jr. (ISU 1952) Education: Diploma - Raytown High School Raytown MO 1950; BS Home Economics - Iowa State College 1954; BS Elementary Education - Iowa State University 1971; MS Educational Admin. - Iowa State University 1981;

Family: Married: July 23 1955 to Burton James Gleason (ISU 1955 71) Children: Thomas Ross Gleason D.O. (ISU 1978/DSM COMS 1981); Caron Yvonne Gleason (UNI 1980); Gileen Gleason Elder M.D. (ISU 1982/U of I 1985); Eric Scott Gleason (UNI 1984) Career: 1950-1954 Student - Iowa State College (BS Home Economics): "The Homemaker Show" - WOI TV; "Children's Story Hour" - WOI Radio; Announcer - WOI TV and Radio; ISU Concert Band 1950-54; ISU Marching Band 1951-54; Stars Over Veisha Orchestra 1950-54; Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority Member/Officer 1954-1955: Flight attendant for Trans World Airlines-Kansas City MO; 1955-1956: Elementary Education Teacher/Navy Spouse - Pensacola FL 1956-1958: Homemaker/Mother/Navy Spouse - Hutchinson KS / Jacksonville FL 1958-1971: Homemaker/Mother - Ames IA; Student - ISU (BS Elementary Education); Director Music-Northminister Presbyterian Church(4+ yrs); Advisor - Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority - ISU; Alumni Crescent Awards with Pearl and Diamond; President - House Association (10 yrs); President - Corporation Board (10 yrs); President - Alumni Club (5 yrs); Rush Advisor (15 yrs); Social Advisor (2 yrs); 1971-1991: Elementary Education Teacher (4th+6th grade) Gilbert IA; National Education Association; State Accreditation Review Board; President - Gilbert Education Association; Homemaker/Mother - Ames IA; Student - ISU (MS Educational Administration); Phi Delta Kappa; Ames Municipal Band (14 yrs); Piano Accompanist - Student music contests; "Sound of Music" - Ames Actors Association and the ISU theater Department - 1983;

 1990-present: Retired to Cape Coral FL Grandmother World Traveler Volunteer - Planned Parenthood A Woman of Honor - Barbara Reddington Gleason is an achiever a woman of multiple talents who thinks independently and works endlessly. She is an ambassador of good will a constant in this world of change. She has given unselfishly to all those around her - be it family friends students or colleagues. As her daughter she has taught me to respect myself that I may respect others. She has taught me to love myself that I may love others. She has taught me the work ethic that I might achieve my goals and dreams. Bobbie Gleason has accomplished many things in her lifetime but her most important and lasting gift to the world is the unconditional love that she has shared.