Gloria Swanson McMullin

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Gloria Swanson McMullin

Sunrise August 14th, 1926 to Sunset April 22nd, 2018

Mother passed away of natural causes. She was of the generation that never left the house or opened her drapes until she was totally groomed from head to toe.

She was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. At the beginning of WWII, she became a riveter at 15 years old; being almost 6 feet. tall they never questioned her age. After WWII she moved to Seattle, to teach dancing at Veloz and Yolanda Studios. When they closed, she went to work for Arthur Murray's. It was at Arthur Murrays where she met our father, Dallas I


They wed in 1950. She is survived by her 4 children. Dallas II, Giovanna, Sevrena (Nick) and Mardie (Wade) along with her grandchildren Briana (Trevor) Jordan (Emily) Nolan, Colin, and Jamey. She is also survived by her very loving niece Barbara (Vic) Glasco and nephew Steve (Lori) Swanson along with their extended families.

She gave up teaching dancing in 1965 and later found great success in working for employment agencies as she was very outgoing and enjoyed people. 

She moved to Laurel, Montana. to be close to her youngest daughter Mardie.

While in Laurel she joined the Garden Club, where she made many dear friends and enjoyed many activities with them. She was an avid fan of The Seattle Mariners and The Seattle Seahawks. You knew not to call her during a game. Golf and The Olympics were also

passions of hers, along with enjoying her wine and sometimes losing track of how many she had.

We would like to thank all the staff at the Laurel Health and Rehabilitation Center for the exceptional care that she received. Also, we would like to thank Dr. Robert Ulrich. A special thank you to Julie and Renee at the First In Hair Salon for making sure she always looked great. 

She is now with her Heavenly Father and all her loved ones that went home before her. A

Celebration of Life will be held this summer. Memorials may be donated to The Laurel Garden Club.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
• Knights of Columbus Council #6455 meeting, third Monday 7 p.m., St Anthony’s Parish Hall, 700 block of Third Ave.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Corinthian Lodge No. 72, AF&AM, first & third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Laurel Masonic Temple, 9900 Airport Road (except July-August)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, United Methodist Church Basement, 652-7728
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tuesdays, Noon, The Owl Cafe, 203 E. Main
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check for more info. Find them on Facebook . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: The club will a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is KC's Palace with a buffet or salad available. Members and guests eat free. 


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