Gloria's Story

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Graveside services will be held Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with visitation at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home, Monday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Gloria Swanson Mazingo died at Rush Hospital on Saturday, August 12th. She was born on June 8th, 1924 in Butler Alabama. She is survived by a son, Harold Wayne Mazingo and his wife Peggy; a daughter, Gloria Jean Malone and her husband Bob; two grandchildren, Cindy Bean and her husband Billy; and Lisa James and her husband Joel; and four great grandchildren, Joel Wayne James, Michael James, Anna Kathryn James, and Elizabeth Carlson.

She is also survived by a sister, Ethelene Williams of Butler Alabama, and a sister in law, Virginia Davis, four nieces and two nephews. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Harold Edward Mazingo, her parents Bob and Sadie Davis of Gilbertown, sisters Daphne Kendis and Katherine Dozier, and a brother, Bobby Davis.

She was a longtime resident of the Bonita community, and was an active member of Bonita Methodist Church. She was always ready to reach out and help others.

She graduated from Rushs Infirmary Training School for Nurses on September 6, 1946. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Rush Foundation Hospital and The Rush Medical Clinic for 45 years. At the time she retired in January, 1991, she had been the nursing supervisor for the clinic for 25 years. When she was in the last few days of her life she returned to Rush and was remembered and cared for by some of the same nurses she helped at the start their careers.

Gloria was actively involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She was beloved and will be missed by her family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Wayne James and Michael James, great grandsons of Mrs. Mazingo.
The family requests that a contribution be made to Aldersgate Retirement Community in lieu of flowers. Her family is especially grateful to the team of sitters from Aldersgate that took such good care of her.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com.
Published on August 12, 2017
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