Gloria C. Thurber, 62, left her family late Tuesday night February 19, 2013. We all remember her as being a smart, caring, strong and patient woman.
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She enjoyed spending time with her family and close friends, singing and dancing. She received her Masters in Literature and was an elementary school teacher. She battled with breast cancer and passed away from pneumonia.
Gloria is survived by her daughters, Cynthia and Nancy; son, Christopher; stepson, Matthew and 5 grandchildren all of Yuma. She is preceded in death by her husband, James L Thurber O.D. and mother-in-law, Jane Thurber. We will all miss her deeply, but now she is at rest with her husband.
Viewing will be held at Desert Valley Mortuary on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 5PM to 12AM; rosary at 7PM. A church service will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10AM.
Published in The Yuma Sun on Feb. 23, 2013