March 25, 2022

Gloria E Muniz

Gloria E Muniz passed away peacefully on March 21st  2022 at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, surrounded by family. She was 86 years old and the daughter of Joe E Lopez and Patricia Gonzalez.

Gloria was born on March 12th, 1936 in Manderson, Wyoming. She was the 4th sister of 13 siblings, attended Shallow Water School “Home of the Eagles” in Scott City, Kansas. She left home at an early age in pursuit of her independence and found herself in Los Angeles, California and worked as a nanny for many years and had the opportunity to travel with the family and broaden her horizons.

Gloria then married and relocated to Elgin, Illinois became a mother of 5, was a homemaker, volunteered her time at the local schools, helped in the library, and any other school events. She was everyone’s favorite lunch lady, was very well known, loved and appreciated by all.

Gloria took great pride in her community, as she helped  immplent the Hispanic Community Center which offered many programs for its’ Hispanic people and worked tiredlessly to continue its growth and development as she always enjoyed helping where ever needed.

After a tragic event in the Lopez Family, Gloria relocated back home to Lincoln, Nebraska after many years to be closer to the family. She proceeded to strengthen her bonds, and was able to spend quality priceless time with her beloveded father.

Gloria retired from UniService Laundry plant after eleven years, as a laundry attendant, she had a very strong work ethic, and took great pride in her work performance.

After retirement Gloria was able to spend more time with her siblings, they grew stronger as a family, they traveled, helped and looked out for one another, they reminisced with laughter, created new memories and  leaving everlasting impressions on each others hearts. The best times would always be when they would get together on the weekends to enjoy the football games, as they were all die hard Husker fans. She cherished every moment.

Gloria was the most loving and adoring, Grandmother who was highly respected by all, was the heart of our family, and always looked forward to family events with the grandkids.

Gloria was a very hard working, feisty, independent, caring mother of 5, a grandmother of 22, great grandmother of 36, and a great great grandmother of 1.

She is proceeded in death by, her parents Joe & Patricia Lopez, Granddaughter Juerica Shauntae Muniz, Grandson Candelario “Rocco” Muniz, and son-in-law Oscar L Flores.

She is survived by her children; Pauline Ann Powell, Sandra Lee Botti, Tammi Lynn Wilson-Farrell, Nanci Kaye Flores, Michael Anthony Muniz, siblings; Alex Lopez, Alice Herrera, Angie Navarro, Lucy Vera, Jane Stark, Tony Lopez, Carmen Arsiaga, Mary Auman, Joe Lopez Jr, Louie Lopez, Henry Lopez, Lori Matthiessen, Frank Lopez.

Funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2022 at Wyuka Funeral Home. Prior to the service, visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by Rosery at 11:00 a.m.


  1. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. I’ll always remember how kind she was to us as kids when we all lived on Ann Street in Elgin Illinois.

    • Thank you for your condolences
      Lots of good memories of those times…

  2. PRAYERS FOR THE family MY friends me to will remember her when i lived on Ann street in Elgin and we lived next door RIP Gloria muniz

    • Thank you for all the memories with you all back in the day…

  3. Your mom was such a sweet woman. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you. ❤️❤️❤️
    Amy Lutz- Montgomery

    • Mom loved you all …and enjoyed seeing ya all at family get togethers

  4. I am gonna miss you Gloria. Thank you for the memories. Thanks for being a friend and neighbor. R.I.P.

    • Glad you were able to introduce your family to mom

  5. My Tia Gloria was always there to make me laugh and told me that there was a wonderful greT world out there and that should explore it.
    On my 16th Birthday, she took me to the St Charles Playhouse Theater and I watched show and also had a magnificent dinner.
    After the show, we went to the dressing room of Marlon Brandon. I didn’t quite know who he was, not until Godfather came put.
    It was then realized thashe had a big impact on my group. Never in my life did I ever dream of traveling to Mex, Central America, Germany and Hawaii. It’s because of Tia Gloria she always made me smile and I was happy to always see her.
    You will be missed BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
    Love you Tia.

    • Mom impacted everyone she met and grew to know.

    • Glad you were able to introduce your family to mom. She enjoyed & remembered…

  6. Mom words can come close to the devastation of losing you too early…family gatherings will never be the same without your caring loving embraces…lots of beautiful memories are in our hearts forever and will never be forgotten. Missing you with silent tears mom…


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