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Gloria Basiyo Agaran

May 4, 1942 - August 9, 2011
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If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Gloria Basiyo Agaran. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Gloria was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.       Gloria was born on May 4, 1942, at her home in Besao Mt. Province, Philippines. She was the daughter of Segundo and Emelia. Gloria was raised in Tabuk Kalinga Province, Philippines. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Gloria was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Gloria's personality throughout her life.       Though Gloria was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with her family, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Gloria was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Gloria worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. She had two older sisters, Saturnina and Hilaria, and one younger brother, Rudy. Gloria and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one...
If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Gloria Basiyo Agaran. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Gloria was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

      Gloria was born on May 4, 1942, at her home in Besao Mt. Province, Philippines. She was the daughter of Segundo and Emelia. Gloria was raised in Tabuk Kalinga Province, Philippines. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Gloria was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Gloria's personality throughout her life.

      Though Gloria was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with her family, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Gloria was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Gloria worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. She had two older sisters, Saturnina and Hilaria, and one younger brother, Rudy. Gloria and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      Gloria was a faithful and loving person. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Gloria cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. She was married in Tabuk, Mt. Province, Philippines. Compassionate and devoted.

      Harmony was important to Gloria and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Gloria was blessed with three children. Susan, Wilfred, and Phoebe. They were also blessed with 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Gloria was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Gloria was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Gloria would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Gloria, and she expected the same from those around her. Gloria was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Gloria was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Gloria handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was buying and selling vegetables, rice, and livestock and anything else should could find to sell. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      
Her favorite pursuits were gaming at the casino's and taking care of the grandchildlren and hse also loved cooking.

      Because she was outgoing and worked well with others, Gloria did her fair share of volunteer work. She was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. Throughout her later years, Gloria was an active member of the Bibaak organization of Las Vegas.

     Her high moral standards and traditional values served Gloria well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member of the Anglican Episcopal Church in Las Vegas. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

       Her favorite vacation was when she went to the Philippines to visit the family their, before she got to sick to travel.

      Gloria passed away on August 9, 2011 at Mountainview Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gloria fought a brave battle with Leukemia for nine months. She is survived by her three childrlen and there spouses, Susan and Ronnie, Wilfred and Jacqueline, Phoebe and Efren, two sisters, Saturinina, and Hilaria and one brother Rudy, twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were held at Palm Cheyenne Mortuary, Las Vegas, Nevada. Gloria was laid to rest in the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nevada.

      Gloria was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Gloria Basiyo Agaran.

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