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Gloria A. Hanley


1931 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
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Gloria A. Hanley
1931 ~ 2018
A rare bird passed away on September 1, 2018. Gloria Ann Smith Hanley. Born February 19, 1931 to Theodore L. Smith and Eva Tolley Smith in Nephi, Utah. Three days later she was ensconced on the corner of Woodside and King Road in the depression era mining camp of Park City, Utah; where she relished life and thrived in the surrounding canyons. A natural born athlete she excelled in all sports if it included a ball, especially golf. You never borrowed or touched her clubs. Graduated from Park City High school and a member of Old Town St. Mary's Catholic Church. Married 1950 and divorced 1968. She retained the Hanley name so she would always have a connection to her two sons; John Michael Hanley and Timothy Joseph Hanley. Gloria worked long hours in low paying jobs in the early days of the fledgling ski resort industry to provide for her sons and keep them in skiing programs for which they are eternally grateful. Gloria loved reading biographies specifically sports biographies. She was a keen competitor in scrabble, card games and crosswords. A proficient knitter she foisted some unique creations on unsuspecting recipients. The eldest of five siblings she saw the passing of her sister Marian Murnin, brothers Ted, John and Ed Smith. Gloria was laid to rest in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Both of her sons would like to acknowledge Sean Murnin and Gloria Nicholas for their kindness in her declining years. If you are familiar with the serene sublime violin solo of Vaughn Williams "The Lark Ascending" play it on your devices sometime and know Gloria is blissfully playing the back nine on a beautiful spring day in stardust. Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Sept. 9, 2018
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