Gloria P. Elliott passed away peacefully at a local hospital on Monday, September 16, 2013. She was born April 3, 1926 in Laredo, Texas to the late Epi and Maria Hernandez.
After graduating with her Master's Degree from Texas Western College of the University of Texas
at El Paso she began her teaching career.
Gloria then moved to California where she met her husband, Ralph E. Elliott. She was a teacher in Texas and California for 30 years. She enjoyed tending to her rose garden, attending Masonic dinners with her husband, reading, cooking, and traveling with family.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Elliott, her brother, Epi Hernandez Jr., and her nephew, Dale Nichols.
She is survived by her two sisters: Josie H. Torres and Sue Thomas both of Merced. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews: Epi Hernandez III, Rudy Hernandez, and Lisa Hernandez-Madrigal all of San Diego, Dick Nichols Jr. of Pennock, Minnesota, Paula M. Torres of Merced, and Michael and Steve Hernandez of Santa Maria. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Linda Hernandez of Santa Maria.
Inurnment will be held on September 25, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 West McCabe Road, Gustine, CA. A small "dessert" reception will follow at a private home. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the
, PO Box 1325 Merced, CA 95341 or the donor's favorite charity. www.cvobituaries.com