Gloria Mae Olivas Galpin traveled with the angels on September 4, 2019. She was born in Greeley on April 11, 1937, to Margaret and Joe Cornelio Olivas, she was the 5th child of 10.
She married Carl Galpin in 1960. Their 58 years of marriage made them both very happy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Harry and Felix, sisters Dolores and Elsie, and her son, Carl jr.
She is survived by her husband, Carl, and her children Laura (John), Michael (Fran), Tony, and Suzan (Loren). She is also survived by grandchildren Justine, Joshua, Lucas, Stephen, Aaron, Jessica, Becka, and Ryan. She is also survived by great grandchildren Matthew, Cali, Gus, Harley, and Tillman.
Additionally, she is survived by sisters Esther, Patsy, and Florence (Saul) and brothers Sandy and Jerry (Silvia) and an amazing number of nieces and nephews and their children.
Gloria retired from working outside of the home in 1964. Since then she focused all of her energy on loving her kids, her husband, her grandchildren and great grandchildren and off of her extended family. Her family extended far and wide. She always had a hug and a smile for everyone.
She was a best friend to many. Those who knew her unconditional love and caring will be forever grateful to have walked In the light of her love. She will be greatly missed by many for the rest of their lives.
Gloria fought hard in her battle against cancer but has now passed through death to new life. We will celebrate her life and share stories. We will laugh and cry and carry her love and life lessons with us always.
Rest in Peace.
Public viewing, 2PM-6PM Monday & Tuesday, September 9th & 10th at Wilson Funeral Home, 1449 S. 9th Street, Canon City, CO 81212.
Funeral Mass, 2PM Thursday, September 12, 2019, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo, CO 81006.
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