Gloria May Wise
Gloria May Wise passed away March the 6th, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Melbourne, Australia, on June 20, 1934. Gloria toured in the national Australian ballet company, eventually reaching Prima Ballerina status. After a successful ballet career, she entered show business. Two tours around the world brought her eventually to the United States, where she became a proud U.S. citizen. Gloria is survived by her loving husband, Captain Bert W. Wise of Westminster, SC; sisters Deanna Mills and Marjorie Ramsey; brother Arthur May, all of Melbourne, Australia; mother-in-law Lillian Wise of Alexandria, Virginia; son-in-law and daughter-in-law Bain and June Hall; and granddaughters Emily and Darcey Hall, all of Arlington, Virginia. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. at Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church in Seneca, SC. In lieu of flowers, any donations in loving memory may be made to Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church Pastor's Discretionary Fund, Hospice of the Foothills Building Fund c/o the O.M.C Foundation 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC 29672, or the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Published in The Greenville News from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2014