Katherine Gloria Baxley - age: 85
(February 17, 1925 to June 29, 2010 )
Resident of Exeter, California
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 10:00 AM at New Life Assembly Church, 525 East Palm Street in Exeter. Burial will follow at the Exeter Public Cemetery District.
Gloria was born in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, on February 7, 1925, to Catherine and Charles Heatley.
For all of her adult life, Gloria was a Registered Nurse, and for 17 years she and her husband owned and operated the Exeter Christian Guest Home. She was a member of the New Life Assembly of God in Exeter. Gloria loved teaching Children and Adult Bible Study classes. Her strong Christian faith served as the motivation for volunteering time at the Visalia Rescue Mission, and for many years she produced her own television program called “Kid’s For Christ.”
Gloria was extremely loved by all who knew her. She was patient, and humbly served those who were less fortunate than herself.
She is proceeded in death by husbands Roy Alton Roché and Lloyd Milton Baxley; also a son, Russ J. Baxley. She leaves five children: Elaine (Lyall) Barrett of Pleasanton, Dan (Connie) Roché of Exeter, Roy Roché of Porterville; Robin (Don) Zook of Exeter Township, Pa., and Kathy (Rich) Gress of Exeter. She also leaves a brother, Charles Heatley of Allentown, Pa. Along with her immediate family she is survived by 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.