Ms. Gloria Ruth Palacios

  • Born: September 11, 1925
  • Died: July 31, 2019
  • Location: Loma Linda, California

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1900 St. James Place; Suite 300
Houston, TX 77056

Tribute & Message From The Family


Gloria Ruth Hodson Palacios passed away peacefully in Loma Linda, CA on July 31, 2019 at the age of 93. Gloria Palacios is survived
by her grandchildren Jennifer Mann of Yakima, WA, Megan Kurzynske of Nashville, TN, and Corey Mann of Chattanooga, TN. She is preceded in death
by her husband Rudy Palacios, daughter Carol Mann and stepson Rudyline Palacios, sister Glenda Schram and brother Vernon Hodson.

Gloria Ruth Hodson was born on September 11, 1925 in Hinsdale, Illinois to Gertrude and Glenn Hodson. She graduated from Broadview Academy. Her only child Carol was born in 1957 in Janesville, Wisconsin. Later they both moved to southern California around 1960. In 1969, She married
the love of her life Rudy Palacios, they worked together at Rockwell International. She was dedicated to her family, church and community. She sang and shared the gift of music wherever she went. She was an avid supporter of Breast Cancer research and prevention,
being a breast cancer survivor herself. Among her many accomplishments she finished a 5K Race for the Cure at age 90 making it 26 years in a row she participated in the event.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3pm on September 14 at Linda Valley Villa in Loma Linda, California, with refreshments to follow. Pastor Nephtaly Valles will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gloria Palacios' life. In lieu of flowers, please send
a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Gloria was my Step-Grandmother, she was my Step Dad's, Rudy, Step-Mom. We spent holidays together when I was a teenager, as I got older we continued to keep in touch with my family get togethers, Weddings, Birthdays and graduations. Gloria always had wonderful stories to tell and her laugh and smile were so contagious. She was Grandma Gloria to my kids, who are now all adults. We are all very saddened by Gloria's passing, but know that she had such a great life. She enjoyed each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was so proud of each of them. She had a big heart and had love/friendship for everyone she met. Love and prayers to the immediate family. ❤

Posted by Trisha Michaud - Willis, TX - Family   September 04, 2019