Gloria Josh Schroeder was born on March 3, 1950 in Yuma, CO to Verna and Norris Josh. She grew up with one sister and four brothers. Gloria attended elementary and junior high in Yuma, CO and graduated from Yuma High School in 1968. After graduation she attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO majoring in Business Administration.
Gloria was introduced to Ron Schroeder by mutual friends and they were married November 22, 1969 in Yuma, CO. They lived in Idalia, CO where Ron worked for Ken Dickson. In 1974 they moved to Sterling, CO where Gloria was employed by Big R and later by K-Mart stores. Gloria and Ron started a family in 1975 with the birth of their first son Karl and Dustin was born in 1984. Gloria went home to be with the Lord on January 11, 2014 after a long illness.
Gloria is survived by her husband, Ronald Schroeder; son, Karl Schroeder and Shannon Hindle, granddaughter Meranda Schroeder and grandson Aiden Schroeder; son Dustin Schroeder; wife Amy Schroeder; granddaughter Olivia Schroeder; and grandson, Patrick Schroeder; Sister, Rose Ann Glen of Yuma, CO; brothers, Earl Josh of Nacogdoches, TX, and Daryl Josh and his wife Carol of Akron, CO; Uncle Norman Greenfield of Sterling, CO and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Gloria waspreceded in death by her parents Verna and Norris Josh; Brothers Delbert and Ervin Josh; infant nephew Kevin Glen; brother-in-law Gary Schroeder; sister-in-law Debra Schroeder and nephew Nathan Schroeder.
Funeral services were held on January 18, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Sterling, CO at 10:30 am. Rosary services were held January 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Tennant Funeral Home in Sterling, CO.