Gloria Barrows Obituary
 
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Gloria Barrows

June 20, 1927 - August 25, 2014
Obituary

Gloria J. Barrows, 87, of 2351 County Road 448, Taylor Texas, formerly of Renovo, Pa, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 25, 2014. Gloria was born on June 20, 1927 in Renovo, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John G. and H. Amelia (Jacobson) Lundfelt. She was married on October 26, 1946, in St. Johns Swedish Lutheran Church in Renovo, to Glenn A. Barrows. In addition to her parents and a sister, Florence Mabel Lundfelt, Gloria was predeceased in February of 2014 by Glenn, her husband of 67 years. She is survived by two children, G. David Barrows of Renovo and Christina M. (Ron) Marsh of Taylor, Texas and a sister,...
Gloria J. Barrows, 87, of 2351 County Road 448, Taylor Texas, formerly of Renovo, Pa, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 25, 2014.
Gloria was born on June 20, 1927 in Renovo, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John G. and H. Amelia (Jacobson) Lundfelt.
She was married on October 26, 1946, in St. Johns Swedish Lutheran Church in Renovo, to Glenn A. Barrows.
In addition to her parents and a sister, Florence Mabel Lundfelt, Gloria was predeceased in February of 2014 by Glenn, her husband of 67 years.
She is survived by two children, G. David Barrows of Renovo and Christina M. (Ron) Marsh of Taylor, Texas and a sister, Martha Peter of Springfield, VA.
Gloria was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylor, TX.
She graduated from Renovo High School in 1945 and Williamsport-Dickinson Junior College, now Lycoming College, in 1946 with an Associate of Arts having a focus in Stenography.
Gloria saw a wide range of experiences in the work force starting in the late 1940's with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY and to Include General Electric Co., Piper Aircraft, Lifetime Pools and Montgomery Ward. In the early 1970's she found employment with the Texas Department of Health where she worked with the Crippled Children's Division until her retirement in 1988 as a clerical supervisor.
Gloria was a loving mother and enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and the company of her dogs, Tiger and Tammy. She was an avid homemaker but would have no hesitation, if asked, to entertain by playing the piano or the organ for all to enjoy. She was the organist for many of the churches in Renovo. On Saturdays you would find her playing the piano for some of the young people in Renovo as they received tap dancing instruction in the meeting room at the YMCA.
Throughout her life she took great pride in arranging the landscaping of her home and planting her annual flower gardens. She also found great pleasure circling the yard on her riding mower. She would always make the time to appreciate and admire the sunrise and sunset and there are many hours of film and video footage to document it. Gloria impacted the lives of people on many levels. She was often generous beyond her means to many groups and organizations and was especially attentive to the welfare of animals. Tough and independent in matters that meant a great deal to her, Gloria has been referred to as a "feisty little firecracker."
A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11am at Zion Lutheran Church, Renovo, Pa with the Reverend John Harwood officiating. Burial will follow at North Bend Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the church on Monday from 10 am until the time of the service.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

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