March 4,1930 - July 29, 2014
San Jose, CA
Gloria Alta (Baldwin) Knapstad passed away at the age of 84, surrounded by family at her home in San Jose, CA. Gloria is survived by her husband, Sverre Knapstad, four children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Gloria taught for 40 years in the Campbell and San Jose Unified School Districts, giving special attention to the Natural Helpers programs and empowering youth to be their best. Throughout her life, she demonstrated a deep and abiding faith in the power of prayer and God's love. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. With a zest for life, she was always seeking the Highest & Best. All are welcome to join in celebrating Gloria's life on Sept. 20, 2014, at 3:00 pm at the Stone Church of Willow Glen in San Jose, CA.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Aug. 31, 2014.