Gloria Darlene Spears, 88, of La Grande, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at her residence. At her request, there will be no service.
Gloria was born on May 15, 1930 in North Platte, Nebraska to Robert and Mildred Walden. The family moved to La Grande due to her father’s employment with Union Pacific Railroad. She attended schools in La Grande and that is where she met and later married her husband, Leonard Spears. They raised three sons and after they were in school, she worked at the La Grande Medical Clinic for seven years and then worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for the La Grande High School for 25 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Beta Theta Sorority, Implant 100 and Retired Educators.
Gloria is survived by her husband, Leonard; sons, Robert Spears (Kathy) of La Grande, OR, William Spears of La Grande, OR, and Douglas Spears (Cheryl) of La Grande, OR; half-brother, Steve Walden (Marilyn) of New York and half-sister, Connie Foster of Fruitland, ID; 7 grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mildred and daughter-in-law, Sonja “Sonny” Spears.