Gloria D. Loyd Wilson, age 69 of North Platte, Nebraska went home to our Lord and Savior on November 8, 2020. Gloria was born May 3, 1951 in Yakima, Washington to Dale and Gloria (Mitchell) Garton. Throughout her childhood she lived in California, Kansas and Colorado. Spending most of her life in Colorado.
In 1968, she married her first husband and to this union were born their son Matthew and their daughter Angela. Due to unforeseen circumstances, she became a single mom with two young children. Determined to give her children the best life possible she worked tirelessly as a hair designer. Managing several salons and eventually becoming self-employed. She constantly sacrificed to provide her children with everything they needed in a loving and caring home.
She was a wonderful listener and her kind heart and gift of conversation caused strangers in all walks of life to open up to her and become treasured and lifelong friends. She was an amazing cook, always looking for a new recipe to try out as well as tried and true family favorites. Somehow she always seemed to “make too much” so she could share with those she loved and those in need. Her generous heart was felt by many throughout her lifetime even if it meant she went without because “God will provide” and he always did.
In 1991, she married Donny Wilson and together they enjoyed camping, fishing and attending mountain man rendezvous. Gloria enjoyed God’s creation and spending time outdoors, especially in the Rocky Mountains. She loved target practice and was an excellent shot. She loved music of all kinds, especially when she could crank up the bass. She loved all animals and spoiled all her pets.
In 2012, she retired and her and Donny moved to Stapleton, Nebraska to enjoy the benefits of small rural living that enabled her to be close to her daughter, “favorite son-in-law” and some of her grandchildren while still being close to the rest of her family and friends in Colorado. She enjoyed living in the little village. She never ceased to tell her friends and family how much she loved them and how thankful she was for each of them. And she never wasted and opportunity to brag on her children and grandchildren.
Due to health concerns, she moved to North Platte in 2019. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, spoiling her dog, Stubbie, watching her favorite shows, playing games to keep her mind strong, searching scripture and finding joy in the simple things.
Her personal relationship with Jesus brought her so much peace and comfort over the last few years of her life. She used every opportunity to share her love for Jesus and all He had done for her to everyone she came in contact with.
Gloria will be missed immensely and is survived by her son, Matthew (Rachel) Loyd of Arvada, Colorado, and her grandchildren, Colton, Cooper and Mackenzie; her daughter, Angela (Travis) Victory of North Platte, Nebraska and her grandchildren, Becca (Chase) Smith, Joel, Jordan, Abby, Charity and Rachel. Children by marriage: Donnie Wilson of Oregon and his family, Sandy Berger of Thornton, Colorado and her son Mike (Jennifer) Elieff of Northglenn, Colorado and their children. Her dear sister, Angie Vasquez of Denver, Colorado, and her children Brandie, Katie and Adam; and her special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donny, her parents and grandparents.
Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Cremation was chosen and memorial services will be held at a later date. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.