GLORIA GOMEZ LEON
On Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:40 a.m. my beautiful wife Gloria Gomez Leon passed away at Peppi’s House (TMC Hospice) in Tucson.
Gloria was born in Douglas on September 6, 1945 to Tony and Jennie Gomez. She graduated from Douglas High School in 1963. She is survived by her son Michael Crumley (Pam) and daughter Melody Perreira (Gary Torres). Grandchildren include Cassandra, Michael Jr., Serah and Anne Marie Crumley and Jaris and Hayley Perreira along with husband Hector Leon, Jr., stepdaughter Andrea Foster (Adam) and grandchildren Logan and Jordan Foster. Her siblings include brother Richard Gomez and sister Kris Coyle (Kevin) of Tucson, Becky Lopez (Cuco) of San Manuel and half-brother Tony Gomez, Jr. Also aunts Rose Pinedo, Carmen Gurnik, Angie Foley and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Gloria worked for the Arizona Department of Corrections from October 1, 1984 to July 29, 2005 as Admin. Secretary. She kept herself busy in retirement by volunteering at the Douglas Food Bank, D.H.S. Alumni Reunion Committee Secretary, American Legion Honor Guard Secretary, A.A.R.P. Secretary, Douglas Veterans Memorial Committee and was also a member of the Douglas Historical Society. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, traveling with her husband, reading and morning walks at the Airport Park.
Her mother Jennie Gomez precedes her death.
Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
Final resting place will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Pirtleville, Arizona. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
Pallbearers will be Michael Crumley, Michael Crumly Jr., Jaris Perreira, Richard Gomez, Gary Torres and Adam Foster. Honorary Pallbearers will be brothers-in-law Neto, Eddie, Eve, Kiko, Gili and Memo Leon.
Our families thank you for your prayers and support.
Brown-Page Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 364-3434