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Gloria J. Stewart

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Gloria J. Stewart Obituary
Stewart, Gloria J.

Gloria J. Stewart, born on January 12, 1925, passed on Friday, May 13, 2016, after a full life of 91 years, left the fans who saw her as a role model of generosity, common sense, good humor, responsibility and service. These were values she gained while growing up during the Great Depression in New York City.

Before marrying the late Bob Stewart, she worked at the original Henri Bendel high-fashion store on Fifth Avenue. Thereafter, she sacrificed career for family, whose affairs she managed as her husband's work in America's space program brought them to Las Cruces, New Mexico, and then to other NASA localities in Florida, Maryland and Texas. Finding herself single again at the age of 56, she boldly toured the Yucatan on her own, lived at times in Chapala, Mexico, visited countries in Europe, and did not stop traveling until her early eighties. She also found her new base in Seattle, where she worked at Safeco Life Insurance Company until retirement and finally settling in Albuquerque. Gloria was known for the endearing New York accent she never lost.

She is survived and sorely missed by sons Thomas and Robert; daughter-in-law Linda; and granddaughter Mirinisa.

As per her wishes, a memorial will be comprised only of family and closest friends. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW.ABQ. 505-343-8008.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 29, 2016
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