Marita J. Gladson, M.A. has two daughters and three grandchildren.
She taught elementary school for 30 years and on retirement, began
a private practice as a Marriage Family Therapist. She is active in her
church. She is the eldest daughter of Mel and Marita McNutt the builders
of the original clinic.
Gayle K. Weber, and her husband Pete, are the parents
of seven daughters, seven sons, and many grandchildren.
She is active in her church. She is the youngest daughter,
of Mel and Marita McNutt the builders of the original clinic.
Nov. 2009 Back row: Gayle McNutt Weber, Marita McNutt Gladson
Front row: David McNutt, Pete Weber, Dennis McNutt
In 2005, after 57 years, Marita McNutt Gladson and Gayle McNutt Weber returned to Saboba, a place of fond childhood memories. We were delighted to meet people who knew us as young girls. We were greatly honored when they called us Saboba Children, White Konkombas, and their Grandmothers. We were inspired and awed by the medical care, given by Dr. Jean Young, and the staff. We were humbled by Joseph Wumbee’s, dedication, vision and enthusiasm for the SMC. He graciously arranged for our transportation while in the country.
We left Saboba with ...
• A passion and renewed love for the Konkomba people;
• A passion to help the Saboba Medical Centre become a stellar institution in the Northern Region of Ghana;
• A passion to honor the memory of our parents, Mel and Marita McNutt, in dedicating the mechanized well in their name.
Saboba's Hope Inc. is a California non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3). EIN 26-2919781