Gloria passed away at Manorcare in Reno while recovering from a stroke. She was 89.
She was born on Sept. 22, 1925 to Albert Wm. and Charlotte Ella Johnson in Turlock, CA.
She graduated from Turlock High School in 1942 and went to work in the local bomb factory. There she met Carl Farris and married him in 1943. They lived on a ranch in Stevinson for several years until Carl was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1952. Gloria then went to work to support her two kids.
She married Bill Ware in 1965 and moved to Washoe Valley, NV in 1967. She retired from Carson Tahoe Hospital’s business office in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and two sisters – Charlotte Keller and Agnes Kenoyer.
She is survived by her son Bill Farris, wife Betty; her daughter Carlene Rader; and three perfect grandsons – Chris Farris, wife Suzanne; Doug Farris and Tom Farris. Also three perfect great grandchildren – Artemisia, Calvin and Kylee.
Gloria greatly enjoyed taking care of her grandsons and later her great grandchildren. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was kind, gracious, generous and strong. There will be a graveside service in Turlock, CA on Saturday August 29th at 10:30 am at the Turlock Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Shriners Childrens Hospital, St Jude Childrens Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Beloved Mother and Grandmother, you will always be in our hearts and memories.