Valley Funeral Home


Gloria Catherine Ducote

14 October, 19336 January, 2021
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It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Gloria C. Ducote at the age of 87 on 1/6/21 at St Joseph Hospital in Burbank.

She was born and raised in San Diego. Daughter of Albert and Catherine Goble of North Park. She was a graduate of Rosary High and was a devote Catholic. She then worked at North Island Naval Station until she married James P. Ducote, of Krotz Springs, LA. After moving to several Naval location they settled in El Cajon and raised four children, Alphonse, Ruthann, Elainna and Christine. Son Alphonse and daughter Ruthann preceded her in death, as well as did her husband.

After her children were raised she worked at Fireman Fund Insurance and later after retirement she and Jim traveled extensively.

She loved the Padres, Opera, gardening, singing, dancing and playing Bingo. ​ She moved to La Mesa after her husband's death in 2003, living at Little Flower Haven until they closed 11 years later.

In 2015 she moved to Burbank to be closer to her daughter and stayed at Evergreen Retirement where she enjoyed many social activities, including Bingo and ice cream socials. She loved her time at Evergreen, and her daily walks. She resided there until her death on 1/6/21 due to Covid.

Always quick to greet everyone with a loving smile and cheerful word. This Angel will be happy serving with our Lord above.​

Services will be held at Valley Funeral Home in Burbank on 2/1/21 at 9:30am.​ She will then be laid to rest at Riverside National at 1pm.


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 1 February , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, 1 February , 2021


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Karen Gilbert

1 February 2021

I remembered Gloria as she walked in the dining room every morning saying good morning everyone and she wore a different color outfits every day I enjoyed playing bingo with her she was a nice lady RIP Gloria. Karen L. Gilbert

Karen Gilbert

1 February 2021

I remember Gloria walking in the dining room every morning saying good morning everyone and wore a different color outfit every day I enjoyed playing bingo with her she was such a nice lady rip Gloria. It. was nice to know you at evergreen. Karen L. Gilbert

Frankie Hing

1 February 2021

I will always be reminded of Ms. Gloria whenever I see "Dancing With the Stars." The program was a frequent subject of many of our delightful conversations. She always brought joy to me by sharing her favorite dancers and predictions of who she thought would win!
She demonstrated the love of God through her ever present joy and laughter, and remained a grandmother-in-love to our family.
She will be missed, but our memories of her provide a warm glow in our hearts that will always remain.
It gives me great comfort to know that she has now entered into the joy of the Lord.
We love you, and well done Ms. Gloria.
Lovingly, Frankie, Richard and Seth Hing

Jeff Dantagnan

13 January 2021

met Gloria in 2015 the day she moved in across the hall started walking the halls then moved outside walking the neighborhood would sit on a bench in front of our building counting airplanes (southwest her favorite) birds and squirrels played bingo and sat at coffee social in morning her favorite thing vanilla ice cream could never get enough i will miss her laugh she felt like a family member

i will definately miss her laugh and personality

Philicia Sarago

12 January 2021

We will always remember the times we spent with Gloria. She had a great sense of humor and always greeted us with a warm smile. She was spiritual and handled life's challenges as they came. She loved her family and liked to share a special little memory about each one of them. We miss you and love you, Gloria.

To the Family - We love you and wish we could be with you at this time. You are in our thoughts.

Philicia & Mark Sarago

Mele Liu

12 January 2021

Where do I start? Gloria you will be missed! Your smiles and personality brighten each and everyone at Evergreen everyday. With hello there! I know you! You made it easy for us to love you like our own. Gloria I can go on and on about you! Know you have put a stamp on our heart and will always remember you! We love and miss you so much and rest easy your highness(inside jk) God bless your family at this time of sorrow! Kisses to the sky.
-Tongamoa Family-
Photo attached is Queen Gloria of Evergreen
She was Queen Elizabeth for
Halloween 2020.

Daniela Chavez

12 January 2021

May you fly high my beautiful sweet angel❤️
The times I spend time with you whether, it was feeding you or giving you medicine were the best ones. You appreciated and thanked me when I would take you to the bathroom when you were in need. You would say “ hey there, how are you? Can you please take me to the bathroom.” With a big smile on your face. I was more than glad to take you, you gained my heart in such a small amount of time.My favorite saying about you was “you don’t see what I see” and will laugh about it haha... I will miss you dearly Gloria! R.I.P. ❤️❤️❤️❤️✨
✨Forever in our hearts ✨

Christian Koka

12 January 2021

Gloria it was a pleasure to know you at Evergreen Retirement I miss those days that I get to know you especially when you smile and laugh which make my heart melt seeing you excited 💗💗💗 May you rest in peace "Gone but never forgotten".

Carol Levitt

11 January 2021

I spent a lot of time with Gloria at Evergreen retirement. She was so sweet and joyful and fun to be around. We played a lot of bingo. She’d love that. It was so much fun to watch her show her nails when she had her nails done
She always dressed beautifully. And her shoes matched.
She will be greatly missed.
My condolences to the family.

Marcia Mckay

11 January 2021

Ms Ducote was one of the most Joyful person I’ve met at Evergreen, She takes nothing too seriously and was alway ready to participate in activities. If ever we fail to realize what day of the week it is, Ms Ducote is sure to remind us as she wore a specific color for every day of the week.
Blue- Monday
Pink- Tuesday
Yellow- Wednesday
Black- Friday
Brown- Saturday
Red- Sunday
Our hearts are broken, we weren’t ready to let go, but God know best.
She will alway be remembered and missed . May her soul rest as peaceful as she was.

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