Gladys Vielman-Obituary

Mesquite, NV – Gladys, 49, passed away early Thursday morning, August 3, 2017, at home. She was born September 20, 1967 in Guatemala to Gladys A. Barrientos and Eron Buchhalter. She married Pablo Vielman on August 14, 1991 in Guatemala. Gladys was raised in Guatemala and shortly after their wedding, they both decided to move to the United States and found the lovely town of Mesquite. Pablo and Gladys found their love for cooking and opened their restaurant, Bella’s Pizza. When Gladys wasn’t working long crazy hours each day, she spent as much time as she could with her only child Jacqueline


One of their favorite things to do together was watching movies. Every week they made sure to check one movie off their list, whether it be in theaters or at home. Gladys wasn’t just good at making the greatest pizzas but she had an amazing talent for pottery. Pottery was her stress reliever! Gladys had been fighting brain cancer (Chordoma) for the past 17 years, constantly on treatments and several surgeries. Doctors had originally given her 5 years to live but Gladys wasn’t having that and continued fighting and change those 5 years to 17 long happy years.

The family is sad to say that Gladys did not want to have a service held and wanted to respect her decision. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their “Guest Book” at



  1. Jeri Pierce says:

    I loved the Pizzas and calzones at Bellas. Gladys was always very pleasant.
    My thoughts and prayers to Pablo and Jacqueline.
    May Gladys R.I.P.

  2. My Condolences. I lost my sister and mother to cancer at a early age of 48 and 59. I was just reading a article of they may have to close the restaurant. Shocking to here this. A sweet lady !!!

  3. Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences that we hope will help you through this difficult time

    Con mucho Cariño
    Julieta Cabeza y Familia

  4. Melanie Giarratana says:

    SO sorry to learn this! Gladys was a lovely, classy lady who always had a ready smile for anyone she encountered. In spite of her continuing surgeries and treatments, she worked tirelessly beside Pablo–and she was oh so very young…
    My deepest sympathy to all of her family.

  5. Lisa Draskovich says:

    Thoughts, prayers and love to this sweet family! You have been amazing! May you Rest In Peace my friend!

  6. Jeff Buchhalter says:

    Tuve el honor de ser hermano de quien para mi ha sido fuente de gran inspiración. Gladys fue la tercera de seis hermanos. Ella siempre fue una persona con metas claras. Tuvo un caracter fuerte, determinante y persistente. Yo estoy seguro que Gladys siempre tuvo claro el tiempo que viviría, y por esa razón quería vivir cada momento de su viva… intensamente. Tuvo la virtud del don de gente, y siempre tenía temas para hablar. Fue una persona muy sincera, franca y directa. Tenía un gran corazón. Fuimos grandes confidentes, mantuvimos una excelente comunicación pese a la distancia. Una anécdota de niños es que fue mi hermana Gladys quien me enseño a cocinar huevos y panqueques. Unos meses antes de su muerte terrenal, llame a Gladys porque se dió la coincidencia de que ella estaba saliendo del hospital y Paula mi esposa estaba mal de salud ingresando al hospital.
    Yo estaba triste y desanimado, y ella me dijo una frase que marco mi vida y fue: “A este mundo se viene a guerrear, y a probarnos que todo lo podemos, y hacer posible lo imposible”. Así que levanté el ánimo y me llené de fuerzas. Gladys definitivamente me inspiró…!

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