Passed Away On: 2016-07-15 00:00:00
Gloria Jean Grimsley of Hollister, CA, was born on June 19, 1947 and passed away on Friday, July 15th 2016 in Hollister, CA. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and niece. Gloria is survived by her husband, David Grimsley, son Stephen Grimsley (his wife Karey and their son Austin, stepchildren Brittany and Dylan Stagg), daughter Jennifer Nagle (her husband Taylor Nagle and their son, Xander), sister Mary Ann Corpuz (her husband Rudy and their children Nicole and Michael), her brother David Rochelle, aunt Theresa Cox and uncle Richard Bravo (his wife Mary). Gloria is preceded by her parents Eliseo and Mary Rochelle.
Gloria Rochelle was born and raised in the small farming Northern California town of Hollister and attended Fremont Elementary, R.O Hardin Junior High and Hollister High School. Shortly after graduation, she married her high school sweet heart and the love of her life, Dave Grimsley. They settled on a ranch not too far from where she was born and soon gave birth to son Steve, followed by daughter Jennifer. Gloria and Dave lived in Hollister, CA their entire lives and would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016.
Gloria was a loyal and dedicated presence to everyone who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. Her greatest joy in life were her children and grandchildren. She is remembered as the glue of her family and had a gift of humor that was infectious and marveled by all. Her profound passion of cooking and assembling multiple family gatherings were highlighted by her warmth, charm, enthusiasm and boundless loyalty. The deep respect and gratitude she had for her family, friends and community served as the foundation of her genuine compassion and sincere kindness. It is certain that Gloria will be remembered most for her nurturing and loving essence, extraordinary heart, beautiful smile, sparkling eyes, wonderful sense of humor, and her mischievous chuckle that was a favorite of all. She was a proud, generous, gracious, lovely, kind, funny, talented and wise woman whose greatness will live on in her children and grandchildren. Her heartfelt and treasured stories about her deep family roots and pride-filled Mexican heritage, along with the unconditional love she shared with so many, will remain with us forever and be celebrated and cherished always.
A memorial service honoring Gloria’s life will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13th at Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home located at 870 San Benito Street in Hollister. Private inurnment will follow. A Celebration of Life in her honor and memory will begin at 1:00 p.m. at The Barn at 6971 Airline Hwy., in Tres Pinos. *** Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend the Celebration of Life ***
At the request of the Grimsley family, in lieu of flowers, please send donations on behalf of Gloria to Sacred Heart Parish School, 670 College Street, Hollister, CA 95023 or c/o the mortuary.