Gloria W. Bounds, 89, of Ashland, Ore. passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 of natural causes. She was born September 28, 1924 in McAllen, Texas. She was the daughter of Jesse S. and Bertie F. (Phy) McGraw.
Gloria married Rene L. Bounds July 8, 1945 in Ashland, Ore. They had six children, Bonnie Abel (Mark), Steven Bounds, Francee Rothwell, Bette Jean Bounds, Shirley Lott, and Cynthia Atchley (Bill). There are 13 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ashland Ward. She served three family history church missions with many other hours of service in her home ward. Gloria lived on a ranch outside Ashland for 69 years. During her life she was very community minded helping others one by one, driving for Meals on Wheels, sitting with Alzheimer patients to relieve families, and serving a great many years at the voting polls. She loved clogging, decorating wedding cakes, designing, baking and decorating gingerbread houses, sewing blankets, and circle skirts.
Her husband, Rene L. Bounds; daughter, Bette Jean; and grandson, Charles Rothwell have preceded her passing.
There will be a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Mountain View Cemetery on Ashland and Normal Streets, Ashland, Or.