McGinnis, Gloria L.
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Jan. 21,1926 - Dec. 20,2012
Gloria died after a short battle with cancer in Solvang, CA. with her two children by her side. Born in Los Angeles, the seventh of nine children by Florenzio and Leandra (Ochoa) King. A resident of Whittier since 1950 to Sept, 2012.
Married to her childhood sweet heart Patrick W. McGinnis,
August 23, 1942 in Las Vegas, NV. Her husband died in 1990. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Marek (Bob Dullea) of Solvang, CA, two grandsons, Chris (Christy) and Daymon; and son, Paul W. McGinnis (Analee) of Dillon, MT., two grandsons, Justin, Josh and granddaughter Heather, and four great grandchildren. She loved being a grandma. She will be missed.
She also leaves behind long time companion, travel and casino buddy, Larry Marett and her special friends at the Donut Shop. A special thank you to her caring neighbors and friends Dale Doty and Marisela Blancas.
She worked 35 years as a long distance telephone operator for Pacific Telephone (which later became General Telephone, then AT&T)
As per Gloria's request no services are planned. Her ashes will be interned at Rose Hills Cemetery some time in the New Year.
Published in Whittier Daily News on Jan. 9, 2013