Glenda Gross

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Glenda Joy (Lowe) Gross
August 30, 1941 - April 11, 2016
"After deciding to take a writing class, my first assignment was to write my obituary which has entered my thoughts many times. So, why not!" - Glenda
Born Glenda Joy Lowe on August 30, 1941 to Percy and Thelma Lowe in Nampa, ID at the old Mercy Hospital (not called a landmark). I was born into the best of both worlds, the Lowes and the Thompsons. I grew up on the Lowe Farm, enjoying what a country life can be.
I attended Happy Valley country school that my grandfather was the janitor and my grandmother was the cook when I was younger. It had the best fire escape slide from the tiny library. I enjoyed Kuna Jr. High and High school participating in basketball, volleyball, thespians, debate and journalism and graduated in 1959 with all of my super classmates; close until this very day! After graduating, I worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company in Nampa, Boise and Anaheim, CA.
I married Donavon Gross on September 30, 1960 in Nampa and then relocated in Anaheim, CA and worked at Mountain Bell Anaheim, West Anaheim Community and Placentia Linda Hospitals. After 20 years we returned to Nampa and I was employed at Mercy Medical Center until retiring after 30 years in 2014.
After returning to Nampa, our marriage ended in divorce and I eventually built a new home near my mother and enjoyed quality time with my family and to be near my daughters, grandchildren and great grandson. We spent lots of holidays together; camping at Siscra; Picnics (a Thompson tradition); There is nothing better than being all together.
Survived by daughters, Kelly (Sam) Logan, Kim (Bryan) Bourdon and Korrey Brewer all of Nampa; grandchildren, Amber, Andrew (Alana), Ian, Erin, Shannon, Zackery, Jamey and Matthew (Emily); great grandson, Lukaih; and a future great granddaughter; brothers, Eric Lowe of Nampa and Lee (Edith) Lowe of Imbler, OR; special cousins, Ron Brown, Gary and Linda Brown and Joan Newman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by my parents Percy and Thelma Lowe; step father, Otto Speilman; and my special Angel, grandson Kurtis Ludwig.
A funeral service to honor and celebrate Glenda's life will be held at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Kuna United Methodist Church, 260 W. 4th St., Kuna. A viewing will be held on Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel and also prior to the services at the church on Tuesday starting at 12:30 P.M. Glenda will be buried in a private service with her mother at the Kuna Cemetery. An online guest book is available at
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kuna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 17, Kuna, Idaho 83634

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 17, 2016