December 18, 2023

Mary G. Gloria

Mary G. Gloria, 86, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, of Lincoln formerly of Scottsbluff, Nebraska passed away December 16, 2023. She was born September 14, 1937, in Johnson City, Texas to Frutoso and Juaquina Gonzales.

Mom was always so proud of her home state Texas.  She grew up in Johnson City Texas.  With her parents, mom lived and worked on a farm that was owned by the family of the former President Lyndon B Johnson. She was a farm girl and a true Texan who loved pecans, sweet tea, and riding horses.  She enjoyed looking at the pictures of her time on the farm in Texas.

Mom was the neighborhood mom who made fresh tortillas every day for an after-school snack for what seemed like every kid on our block.

After she raised us, mom went to work at the Great Western Sugar Factory in the sugar room and various other lines. She retired after 25 years.

Mary is survived by her children, Celia Vestecka, Pablo Sanchez, Samuel Sanchez, Joseph Gloria, Yvonne Gloria, Chris Gloria, and Anthony Gloria; stepsons, Duane Gloria, Edward Gloria, David Gloria, and Michael Gloria; 13 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; sister, Josephine Gutierrez; and sister-in-law, Vicenta Gonzales.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe A. Gloria; brothers, Juan Gonzales, Pablo Gonzales, Alejandro Gonzales, and Isabel Gonzales; sisters, Tanis Gonzales, Lupe Morales, Savina Gonzales, Petra Castillo, and Juanita Gutierrez.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2023, from 1PM to 2PM at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Funeral Service will be at 2PM, Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln.

Memorials to the family for future designation.

The family requests casual attire for the service, please wear pink or purple.


  1. Our deepest condolences to the family- Love you all ❤️ The Hobbs’ Joey & Christina Gonzales Hobbs (Niece)- Texas

    • Our Condolences to the family may God give comfort and peace during this difficult time. Spending prayers. love and hugs to you guys
      From : Irene Gonzales Escamilla and husband Robert Escamilla ( Niece) Texas

    • Rest in peace Mary condolence and prayers for all the family a lot of memories James Esther Connolly

  2. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I had the privilege of only meeting her once when dad died. I hope you all can find peace in this difficult time,
    Agape, David A Gloria

  3. So sad to hear of Mary’s passing. We loved her! Danny and I have lots of wonderful memories of going over to her house there in SB. She came to visit when I had Angela and brought her a little outfit (I still have it!). She was so happy I had a little girl.
    Praying that all the wonderful memories you all have bring you some comfort during this difficult time. 🙏

  4. We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you all. ❤️


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