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In Memory of

Gloria J. Marsh

December 4, 1928 - June 17, 2017

Obituary


Gloria J. Marsh was born in Greeley, Colorado on December 4, 1928. Gloria was the only child of Lola (Walter) and Alexander Kobobel. Gloria is survived by her son Mark A. Marsh (Marta) of Carson City. Gloria also has four grandchildren Allen A. Avant, Eric Mark Allen Smith and his wife Jennifer, Nikolaus Allen Marsh, and Christian C. Allen Marsh and his wife Nycole. She also two great-granddaughters: Natalie Jo Smith and Olivia Noel Smith. Gloria was preceded in death by her daughter Carla Jo Marsh-Keller and her husband Allen E. Marsh. Gloria was a...

Gloria J. Marsh was born in Greeley, Colorado on December 4, 1928. Gloria was the only child of Lola (Walter) and Alexander Kobobel. Gloria is survived by her son Mark A. Marsh (Marta) of Carson City. Gloria also has four grandchildren Allen A. Avant, Eric Mark Allen Smith and his wife Jennifer, Nikolaus Allen Marsh, and Christian C. Allen Marsh and his wife Nycole. She also two great-granddaughters: Natalie Jo Smith and Olivia Noel Smith. Gloria was preceded in death by her daughter Carla Jo Marsh-Keller and her husband Allen E. Marsh. Gloria was a first generation American born of German immigrants.

Gloria met Allen, the love of her life, in 1953. Allen had returned from the Korean War and lived with his sister Sarah. Sarah asked her boyfriend named Gordon (later husband) to set up her big brother Allen on a blind date or she would not go out with Gordon. Gordon asked a pretty young lady in the secretary pool if she would go on a blind date with his brother-in-law to be Allen. It was love at first sight. Two weeks later, Allen and Gloria were engaged. Allen and Gloria remained married for 63 years until Allen's death.

Gloria grew up during the depression and learned how to live a simple and happy life. Gloria always saw the glass half full. She was eternally optimistic. Gloria was a homemaker for her own family and all the friends of Carla and Mark. She was a self taught seamstress and could make anything involving cloth and thread. She could make a fantastic meal just by looking in the pantry and she loved to bake. She would play games with children, her grand children and their friends like, Chinese checkers, Monopoly, Canasta, Kings, dice games or just work a puzzle with you. She was always willing to learn a new game.

Gloria was entirely selfless. When Mark's son Christian was sick with Leukemia, without being asked, Gloria paused her own life for more than a year to come over every day at 7:00 in the morning to be with Chris while his parents were at work. She taught Chris his numbers and alphabet before he started kindergarten. From the time Mark's family started going camping or on vacations, Gloria and Allen always went with them.

Gloria gave our family the gift of compassion, the gift of love and the gift of a never ending hope in our future. Gloria had the kindest heart, loved her family unconditionally, and forgave our faults. My mother Gloria gave us so many gifts

Arrangements under the direction of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, Carson City, NV.