KINGSLEY — Martha Gloria Leipus was born April 3, 1930 in Wayne, Mich., the daughter of Hugh Austin and Olive Albertine (Roll) Howes. Gloria passed peacefully at home Dec. 16, 2013 at the age of 83.
Gloria worked at several of the renowned restaurants in the metropolitan Detroit area including the Botsford Inn and was the “head server” for an amazing 10 years at Carl’s Chop House, before her career was abruptly ended due to an automobile accident in the early 1970’s.
She loved everything about nature and especially the water; boating or just relaxing along the river, lake or ocean shore. Gloria loved to travel and enjoyed many beautiful places across the United States. California was her favorite. It was easy for her to talk with people and she was a great source of encouragement and wisdom to her family and friends. She loved reading, especially the Holy Bible. She also enjoyed cross word and word search puzzles, which she did up till her last week.
There probably wasn’t a craft she didn’t try, and those she did were beautiful. But, of all these things she loved and enjoyed her family most!
Gloria is survived by her daughters, Linda, Donna (Stanley) Omans and Neva Stanley; grandchildren, Terrilee and her husband Brahim, Alie, Sam and his wife Mesa, Ian and his partner Ashley, Matt, Paul, Sarah, Jason, Jena and her partner Jamey; great-grandchildren, D.J., Kaylee, Jack, Simon, Isbella, Max, Zane, Maia, Layna, Aiden, Iven, Evan and Lily; an uncle and aunt, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Tony; son, Danny; parents, Hugh and Olive; brothers, Sonny and Doug and sisters, Pat and Shirley.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26
There will be a memorial gathering this summer.
Those wishing to express their condolence may send cards to the family c/o Life Story Funeral Home, 752 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686. The family wishes to thank Vaughn Seavolt and the staff at Life Story Funeral Home for their care and the planting of a tree in memory of our mom in the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota.
Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guest book and share a message with her family.