Gloria Gaynelle Taylor Alley, died on November 7, 2013 at age 86, at her Arlington home.
Memorial service: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel. Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Officiant, Rev. Rusty Hudson of Grace Hospice.
She was born November 27, 1926, in Moultrie, Georgia to a local farmer and his wife, George L. and Eva Leona Phelps Taylor. She was one of six children. Gloria graduated from Moultrie High School. Then she moved to Atlanta to work as a secretary to the U.S. Army at Fort McPherson; there she met a young Army captain, Herman L. Alley. They were married at a chapel in Fort Benning, Georgia on August 17, 1946.
This simple Georgia farm girl traveled to places she never dreamed of going with her career-military officer husband. She entertained ambassadors, other dignitaries and military families from around the world including; Germany, Japan, Israel, Holland, Italy and Saudia Arabia, to name a few. They lived many years in El Paso, Texas, were stationed in Alaska, and in retirement lived in Texas, Alabama, and then back to Texas.
Gloria was a lovely and gracious wife and mother who loved the piano, dancing, beautiful clothes, and cooking. She and her husband participated in antique car clubs both in El Paso, Texas, and in Brownwood, Texas. She and her husband were founding members of the Fort Bliss Saddle Club in El Paso, owned and rode horses, and enjoyed many adventures with their four children; two daughters and two sons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and many family members.
Her surviving family members include son and daughter-in-law, Harold F. Alley and Lynn Hall-Alley of Arlington, Texas; daughter, Kathryn Gloria Letcher of Artesia, New Mexico; son and daughter-in-law, Herman L. Alley and Susan Alley of Lawton, Oklahoma; daughter, Barbara Alley Austin of Austin, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Judy Taylor of Moultrie, Georgia; sister, Dorothy Hinson of Tifton, Georgia; many nephews and nieces, and grand nieces and nephews.