April 9, 1939 ˜ June 14, 2020
Gloria Ann (Miller) Gladson passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Vancouver, WA. She was 81. Born in Oakes, ND to Amanda and Edwin Miller, Gloria grew up in California and Clark County, WA. She graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School, where she played volleyball and was a cheerleader.
Gloria married Bob Gladson in 1959 in Reno, NV on the 4th of July.
She worked as a food service assistant in the Vancouver School District from 1983 until she retired in 1995. Gloria enjoyed the camaraderie with her coworkers and always served students a healthy meal with a smile.
Her baking skills were legendary, with cinnamon rolls and lemon meringue pie being specialties, and her home cooked Thanksgivings were always a feast. Gloria cherished spending time with her grandchildren in the kitchen making chocolate chip cookies and other treats.
She loved camping in the summers with her family. Her favorite spots were Detroit Lake, Cove Palisades, and the Oregon Coast. In later years, she took frequent trips to Reno with her husband.
Gloria was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cared deeply for others and never expected anything in return. She will be dearly missed.
Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; her four children, Denise Riehl of University Place, WA, Leland (Tammy) Gladson of Vancouver, WA, Nell (Jay Salmon) Gladson of San Diego, CA, and Lynn (Brett) Busby of Ridgefield, WA; and two grandchildren, Nicholas Riehl and Leah Busby.
Private interment was at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association.
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