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1947 Gloria 2023

Gloria Black

September 20, 1947 — February 21, 2023

9/20/1947 ~ 2/21/2023

On February 21, 2023, Gloria Winifred Broughton Black, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie, and friend, passed away surrounded by love from her family.

Gloria was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England on September 20, 1947 to Joshua and Winifred Broughton; she was the youngest of three children. Her mother passed away when Gloria was 5 years old. Her father remained single and focused his devotion and efforts on raising Gloria and her brothers Graham and Malcolm. Gloria loved her father and told stories of his sacrifices for her and her brothers. She also told stories of how she felt safe walking in Manchester at night because of the protection of her brother Graham’s reputation and because her brother Malcolm was always close by.

Gloria’s love for the Savior, Jesus Christ began very early in life. She became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the young age of 12. She truly loved her family and although she was reluctant to leave her family in Manchester, she followed the spiritual promptings that led her to Canada at the age 19 and later the United States. Her love for the Savior and desire to follow His promptings, lead the spiritual journey that framed the rest of her life.

She adventured and explored Canada from East to West. While attending church in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada she met the love of her life, John Kenneth Black. They were married for time and all eternity in the Oakland California Temple on May 6, 1969. They enjoyed many adventures together moving from British Columbia to Ontario and back to British Columbia again. They later moved to Utah, ultimately settling in Spring City.

Gloria was the mother of three children, Shawn, Rachel, and Stephen. She had 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Gloria loved life and loved people. She had an adventurous spirit. Those who knew Gloria were blessed with pure love and true friendship. Gloria was naturally friendly and vivaciously outgoing. She not only made friends, but ran into old friends everywhere she went. She could talk to everyone she met. She enjoyed traveling with her family and friends.

She served in various capacities in the church, but especially loved serving with the youth. She worked in the American Fork hospital while living in Pleasant Grove, Utah. When she moved to Spring City, she enjoyed working as a teacher’s assistant in special education for several years. She loved and talked about her students with special needs and bright spirits.

Gloria loved genealogy work and spent many hours exploring her ancestry and making and renewing connections to her family.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband John Kenneth Black; her children Shawn (Karen) Black, Rachel (Christopher) Olson, Stephen (Amy) Black; her grandchildren Rowan (Taylor) Joseph, Wyatt, Anaka, and Shawn Logan Black, Annie

(Jairus) Larsen, Jack (Allisen), Joshua, and Maxwell Olson, Nyla Rees-Black, and Bailey Simpson; and her great grandchildren Gwen and Joel Joseph.

The viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, March 3, 2023 and 9:00-10:30 AM on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 164 S Main Street, Spring City, Utah. Gloria W. Black will be laid to rest in the Spring City, Utah cemetery on March 4, 2023.

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