Gloria Anne Wells, 85, of Madison Township, died Monday night at Hospice of the Scared Heart, Dunmore. She was the wife of the late SMS Harry (Sandy) Wells who died June 3, 1989 of WWII terminal injuries.
Born in Dunmore on December 24, 1933 during a heavy snow storm at 11:55PM of the late John and Ann Regan Hanusick, was a 1951 graduate of Dunmore Senior High School. She moved to New York City in 1957 and began working for American Airlines which in time she met her to be future husband for he was a passenger on the flight she worked. They married on May 19, 1961 at Kindley AFB, Bermuda. Thus, began a journey of a new base every 4 years. Vandenberg AFB, California, Malmstrom AFB, Montana, Grand Forks AFB, ND all missile bases. During this period, she worked for Boeing Aircraft as a security officer. Their final transfer and the last war to McDill AFB, Tampa, FL. During the period in Montana, they welcomed their daughter Lori Anne, the joy of their lives.
Her military journey came to an end when a massive heart attack hit husband and they retired to civilian life.
Bought a house in 1977 in Madison Township and another journey began of civilian life. She worked for Rita’s sportswear until they closed and real retired life began or so she thought. There was TOPS, church choir at St. Cyril and Methodist Church in Olyphant for 35 years and finally she found her spot at St. George’s Orthodox Church in Taylor and soon started volunteering until she finally retired.
Surviving are three daughters, Lori Wells Smith and husband, Michael, Gina Wells Knop, and Charlotte Wells Forman; three sons, Michael Wells and wife, Jenny, Harold Wells, and wife, Cathy, and Danny Wells, and wife, Denice; and scores of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank The Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore for their care and compassion shown to Gloria during her time of need.
The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with Diving Liturgy at 10am in St. George's Orthodox Church, 743 S. Keyser Ave. Taylor, by Very Rev. Mark Leasure, Pastor.
Interment to follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.
Family and friends may call Thursday at the funeral home from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with Panahida beginning at 4 pm.
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