Gloria Mary Zang |

Gloria Mary Zang

Gloria Mary Zang passed away May 26, 2006, peacefully at her home in Silt.She was born Jan. 14, 1933, in a two-room house on Silt Mesa, to Joseph and Judith Zang.She graduated from Silt High School in 1952 and attended Park’s Business College in Denver. She was employed by the Mountain Bell Telephone Co. for more than 20 years.Gloria was an avid outdoorswoman who loved fishing, hunting, hiking and enjoying the beauty and tranquility of nature. She was an extraordinary gardener, keeping a tidy garden and orchard, which produced an abundance of vegetables and fruits.She was an industrious individual and was always busy chopping wood, manicuring the lawn, garden and flowerbeds and feeding the wild birds, which she loved dearly.Gloria was dedicated to her family. She had a strong and enduring faith in God. Her character and morals endeared her to many in the Western Slope.She is survived by her brother, Leo; sisters Mary, Emma, Jemma Zang and Angelina Cretti; nephew John Cretti; great-niece Jinny; and great-nephews Jason, Justin and Jonathan Cretti. It was Gloria’s wish that no services be scheduled.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602 or to the Parkinson’s Foundation.Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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