Gloria Ilene O'Keefe

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January 8, 1928 ~ May 2, 2011

Gloria Ilene O'Keefe of Vancouver, WA, died of congestive heart failure at home under hospice care and will be sorely missed. She was born in Los Angeles, CA and had one sister, Wanda Wales (deceased 2009) and nine aunts and uncles (all deceased). Her mother died when she was five years old and both she and her sister were raised by their Grandmother Murphy. She graduated from Freemont High School, Los Angeles, CA.
Gloria worked as an Administrative Assistant in a bank, and then worked at Cummins Diesel until 1957 where she met her husband, Daniel O'Keefe. They were married on July 6, 1957, and they would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this year. She had two children, Suzanne and Patrick. She was a beloved wife and stay-at-home Mom, and made our house a home.
Gloria loved to cook, read, work on genealogy, write, and garden before her stroke in 1997.
She did no great things, but instead 'did all things
with great love'_-following the example of St. Therese of
Lisieux, Mother Theresa, The Blessed Virgin Mary and others.
Gloria is survived by her husband, Daniel O'Keefe; and children, Suzanne O'Keefe and Patrick O'Keefe, all of Vancouver, WA.
Her funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m,. Tuesday, May 10th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with reception and burial following.
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Published in The Columbian on May 8, 2011
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