Beloved wife of the late Jerry Calloway for 51 years; Loving mother of Tara (Chris) Archer and Tracy (Matt) Ladd; Proud and cherished grandmother of Caden, Trenton, Addison, Nolan and Lucy; Sister to Judy (Jerry) Sandberg and the late Donna (Dick) Anderson; Sister-in-law to Jackie (late Gayle) Calloway and Kay (late Keith) Calloway and the late Pat (Wilbur) Deskin and Marvin Calloway. Treasured aunt to many nieces and nephews, cousin and friend.
Gloria was born on January 17, 1935 to Elmer and Alma (Johnson) Carlson in Monterey, Minnesota. She grew up with her two sisters living the farm life in Minnesota. Gloria attended business school and worked for Bunge Corporation for over 40 years before retiring. Gloria and Jerry loved to travel and after retirement they enjoyed many cruises and winters in Florida.
Gloria was a graceful woman with an infectious smile. She had a strong faith and was compassionate and resilient. She was still living independently in the home she raised her family until her death. Gloria was a great cook, she loved to read and chat over coffee with her daughters. She loved spending holidays and summer vacations together with her family. She would often say that one of her greatest joys in life was time with her grandkids.
Gloria lived a long and full life and we will always carry her memory in our hearts.
Service: Memorial Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road on Sunday October 10, 12:00 noon until service at 1:00 pm. A celebration of life luncheon to follow service. Details will be provided to family and friends. Inurnment private at J.B. National Cemetery. Donations can made to:
Donations can made to: Baptist Homes & Healthcare Ministries, P.O. Box 390 Jefferson City Mo 65101