Gloria J. Teegardin
1940 - 2021
November 8, 1940
February 17, 2021

Gloria J. Teegardin

Nov. 8 1940 – Feb. 17 2021

AUSTIN, Texas | Gloria Jane Teegardin (nee Becker) passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2021 at 10:08 p.m. in Austin after a courageous battle with dementia.

Gloria was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, the first-born twin daughter of Velma Grace Holverson and Herman Becker. Sadly, Gloria's twin sister, "Baby Becker" died a day later and Gloria's mother passed away from complications two weeks after giving birth.

Gloria grew up on a farm in Philip, South Dakota, with her older sister Beverly, her father and their new stepmother Maida Taylor. While attending high school in Philip, Gloria was very active in the band, pep club, school paper as well as active in the church choir, which would follow her throughout the rest of her life.

After attending state college in Minnesota, Gloria began working with the department of financial aid in the School of Nursing eventually becoming a financial aid counselor within the Rapid City Regional Hospital. After Rapid City, Gloria took a position as a financial aid counselor for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio until her retirement. As a financial aid counselor for the majority of her career, Gloria's pride was helping students achieve their dreams.

A devoted mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her, Gloria loved family gatherings, live music in the park, playing the organ, singing in the church choir at St. John's Lutheran Church in San Antonio, and Toastmasters of San Antonio.

Gloria is survived by her children: Karen Grosland, Sean Teegardin, Zach Teegardin, and Nathan Teegardin. Gloria is predeceased by her parents and sister, Beverly Fox.

Due to Covid pandemic restrictions, an in-person memorial service will be planned for a later date. We are holding a virtual Celebration of Life in lieu of an in-person service at this time and date is to be announced soon.

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Published by Rapid City Journal on Feb. 25, 2021.
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I´m so sorry for your loss. Gloria and I worked in administration together at the old St John´s Hospital on 11th Street. She was always upbeat and willing to help in any way that was asked of her even though she was pregnant at the time with her son, Zach, and dealing with personal issues. I did contact her through FB a few years ago. I will remember her fondly.
Marvel Thuringer
February 26, 2021
Gloria was a friend for many years while she lived in the Rapid City area. I watched her youngest 2 sons in my daycare and attended church with her family. She was always willing to help others in her busy life as a single mom. My prayers are with her children.
Christine Smith
February 25, 2021