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Gloria Staten

Born: Tue., Apr. 29, 1924
Died: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019


10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Location: LDS Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Location: LDS Church

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Gloria Beatrice Slade Staten, 95, of Idaho Falls, Idaho returned home to our Heavenly Father on December 16, 2019. She was born to Horace and Beatrice Slade in Boston Massachusetts on April 29, 1924. She lived on the east coast until her family relocated to California while in her late teens. There, during WWII, she met and married the love of her life Ivan Clifford Staten. They welcomed two daughters into the family over the next few years. They later moved to Ivan’s native home in southeastern Idaho where two more daughters were born into the family. Gloria’s family also lived many years in British Columbia, Canada.

She was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holding many callings over the years. She loved music and singing in the choir. She was very creative with crafts and home décor. She also played the guitar and quilted. Her home was pleasant and welcoming. Gloria always had great love for her family and friends. She stayed connected to distant friends and family through letters. In her later years she kept detailed journals. She always found beauty in her surroundings and loved nature.

Gloria was preceded in death by her eternal companion and husband; her parents; sister, Dorothy; brother, Phillip; and grandson, Cody; and great-grandson, Kolton.

Gloria is survived by daughters, Karen (Robert Torgerson) of Idaho Falls, ID, Sandra (Raymond Sphar) of New Haven, UT, Kristine (William Jensen) of Williams Lake, BC and Holly (Rex Torgerson) of Roy, WA; eighteen grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the LDS Church on 3102 Pinnacle Drive, Idaho Falls, ID.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 am to 10:45 am with the funeral at 11:00 am. Service conducted by Bishop Derek Van Orden.

Interment will be at the Central Cemetery in Grant, ID.


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Leon D Clark
   Posted Thu December 19, 2019
Dear Robert and Karen, I was saddened to learn of Gloria's passing but am thrilled that she and Ivan can be together again. I cherish the time I was able to spend with her as her home teacher. We had some wonderful visits and I was so amazed by her life story and all that she had experienced. She shared with me her feelings concerning the family's necessary move from the east coast to California and her meeting of Ivan and their courtship and adventures on the ranch in British Columbia. She was an amazing lady and a true example of following in the Savior's Footsteps. My life was made richer through my association with her. Annette and I extend our sympathy and love.

Linda L. Myers
   Posted Mon December 23, 2019
Dear Karen and family. I don't know if you remember my visits to your mom/dads trailer years ago or not. I had the pleasure of getting to know your parents when they lived in our ward near Hitt road. She use to come visiting teaching with Ila Williams. We sure enjoyed our visits and a friendship grew. Your mom was a grand lady. I loved hearing about your family, and their lives. I lost track when you all moved, but Ila kept me in the loop. Came to find out that you are neighbors with my sister Nikki Cramer. What a small world! We are so blessed to have known them and are sure they are having a grand reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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