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October 7, 1927 - January 13, 2013
Heer, Gloria Cox, 85, of Mission Viejo, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday January 13, 2013. She was born on October 7, 1927 in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Fremont High School in 1945, received her AA degree from UCLA and graduated from USC with a BA degree. Gloria and Warren Heer were married on June 18, 1949 in Yuma Arizona. Gloria is survived by her husband Warren, her daughter Linda Heer O'Connor of Mission Viejo, her son George Warren Heer and daughter-in-law Melissa Heer and two granddaughters, Megan and Allison Heer all of Rancho Santa Margarita. Gloria was very active in Parks and Recreation in the County of Los Angeles as well as several other cities including Mission Viejo in Orange County. Gloria even had a park named after her by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. Gloria Heer Park is located in Rowland Heights and was dedicated on June 6, 1984. Gloria received many awards and recognitions from the cities of Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Commerce and Mission Viejo. She was also highly recognized by National, State and local societies. She listed her occupation as a "Professional Volunteer".
Services will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Services on Saturday, February 2nd at 2:00 pm in Mission Viejo. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Gloria Heer Scholarship fund in lieu of flowers, and can be sent to: Gloria Heer Scholarship Fund Saddleback Valley Educational Foundation 25631 Peter A. Hartman Way Mission Viejo, California 92691
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 20, 2013