GLORIA ANN CARDENAS MAY 6, 1939 ~ JANUARY 4, 2013 Gloria passed to her Heavenly home Friday, January 4, 2013 in Riverside, CA at the age of 73 years. She was born Sat., May 6, 1939 in Victoria, TX, daughter of the late Crecensio & Eva Ramirez. She met her future husband, Robert at her 13th birthday party, where she altered her cake to indicate that she was 14. She & Robert eventually married, Sun., March 11, 1956, when she was 17. They embarked on a Navy career that took them across the country, the devout catholic couple were blessed with 8 children, 6 boys & 2 girls. Despite a busy life as a homemaker, she managed to work as a sales person and a substitute teacher. She was preceded in death by her precious son, Robert Jr. Gloria will be remembered by her beloved husband, Robert and loving children, Fred, Julie, David, Mark, Andy, Jacqueline and William.