1926 – 2014
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Gloria Getchell Randall, 88, passed on Friday, Dec. 5, in Zephyrhills, Fla., after a long illness.
Gloria was born on Oct. 21, 1926, in Auburn, the daughter of Elizabeth and Glendon Getchell. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1945.
Gloria spent most of her adult life living in Auburn and raising three children.
She was very active in the community, volunteering many years as a Girl Scout leader and singing in the choir at the High Street Congregational Church, of which she was a longtime member. She also was a volunteer on the ski patrol at Lost Valley, where the whole family enjoyed many hours as season pass holders. She spent many years as a volunteer with Community Little Theater, introducing her children to the art of theater.
After the children were grown, Gloria went back to school to graduate from CMVTI Nursing School and become an LPN at Central Maine General Hospital in Lewiston.
In her later years, she retired to Florida and enjoyed traveling, especially her trips on paddle boats in the midwest rivers of Ohio and Mississippi. Most of all she loved her Yorkies, her family and her many lifelong friends.
Gloria is survived by her son, William Randall of Tampa Fla.; her sister, Janice Matthews of Mariposa, Calif.; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, William; her son, Gregory; and her daughter, Deborah.
The family wishes to thank all those at Zephyr Haven Nursing Home and the Pasco County Hospice program for their kind and dedicated service to her care for the many years of her residency.