Gloria Gaynelle Alley

November 27, 1926November 7, 2013
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Gloria Gaynelle Taylor Alley, died on November 7, 2013 at age 86, at her Arlington home.

Memorial service: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel. Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Officiant, Rev. Rusty Hudson of Grace Hospice.

She was born November 27, 1926, in Moultrie, Georgia to a local farmer and his wife, George L. and Eva Leona Phelps Taylor. She was one of six children. Gloria graduated from Moultrie High School. Then she moved to Atlanta to work as a secretary to the U.S. Army at Fort McPherson; there she met a young Army captain, Herman L. Alley. They were married at a chapel in Fort Benning, Georgia on August 17, 1946.

This simple Georgia farm girl traveled to places she never dreamed of going with her career-military officer husband. She entertained ambassadors, other dignitaries and military families from around the world including; Germany, Japan, Israel, Holland, Italy and Saudia Arabia, to name a few. They lived many years in El Paso, Texas, were stationed in Alaska, and in retirement lived in Texas, Alabama, and then back to Texas.

Gloria was a lovely and gracious wife and mother who loved the piano, dancing, beautiful clothes, and cooking. She and her husband participated in antique car clubs both in El Paso, Texas, and in Brownwood, Texas. She and her husband were founding members of the Fort Bliss Saddle Club in El Paso, owned and rode horses, and enjoyed many adventures with their four children; two daughters and two sons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and many family members.

Her surviving family members include son and daughter-in-law, Harold F. Alley and Lynn Hall-Alley of Arlington, Texas; daughter, Kathryn Gloria Letcher of Artesia, New Mexico; son and daughter-in-law, Herman L. Alley and Susan Alley of Lawton, Oklahoma; daughter, Barbara Alley Austin of Austin, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Judy Taylor of Moultrie, Georgia; sister, Dorothy Hinson of Tifton, Georgia; many nephews and nieces, and grand nieces and nephews.


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 22, 2013

Gloria Gaynelle Alley

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Herman Alley

November 17, 2013

One of Mom's famous sayings, that I heard too much was: 'Just you wait until your Daddy gets home!'

Chad Alley

November 14, 2013

I have many great memories of a wonderful person. Taking walks around the block, skating and many words of encouragement. She loved to cook and always made more than we could eat. Grand-mommy was always happy to help and never missed a chance to tell me I did well at something. "Oh you little doll, you" still comes to mind at times. The love and joy in her voice was always present no matter what. I miss you.

Catherine "Ambrose" Austin

November 11, 2013

I also got to travel around the country with Grandmom and Granddad when I was a kid. We stopped and read every historical marker and they let me navigate. We'd stop at picnic areas and eat bologna sandwiches and drink pepsi from small glass bottles. I spent more time with them from when I was 2 till about 10 then any other adults. On the road, Grandmom would see someone whiz by and say, "He was going like a house afire!" She would always make my favorite dessert, banana pudding, when I would come to visit. I'm glad I got to see her more in these last few years since I moved back to Texas and I will miss her. My thoughts and love are with my mom and aunt and uncles as they grieve their mother.

Beverly Bass Carter

November 11, 2013

Beautiful spirit, beautiful heart, beautiful lady from the inside out. One more bright star to brighten the night. Memories of your visits will always be treasured and never forgotten. Love you always Aunt Gloria . Beverly Bass Carter

Brandi Jones

November 11, 2013

I remember many great memories. We took many walks around the block, you and Granddad took us roller skating, and traveling. You were a wonderful cook and loved a house full of kids. Grandmother quotes: "Good morning Miss America....your the sweetest one you little doll."You are loved very much and are greatly missed.
Love Brandi Jones

November 10, 2013

We traveled through life together as a family, from one end of the United States to the other, from Alaska to Canada back to Texas. Mom held our family together, even when Dad was away for the Korean war. She has seen her children grow up and become parents themselves. And her as a grandmother sharing her love with all the grandkids and great grand kids. I will never forget all the sacrifices that mom made to take care of us children and grandchildren. It wasn't easy taking care of 4 kids. Whatever was needed she was willing to do. Mom was a true mom, took care of us when we were sick, made sure we had what we needed for school, active in all our activities. Mom made sure life's daily schedules were complete. Working from sun up to sun down taking care of us kids. She played many roles in our lives. She was our mother, nurse, referee, cook. We made a lot of wonderful memories since we moved mom and dad here with us. That gave us a chance to spend time with them, we loved, appreciated and are grateful for that time we had with them. Now that her time on earth is complete, I hope that she will be able to rest in peace in heaven. We will love and miss her very much.
Harold "Hank" Alley II

November 9, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Gloria will be missed by all of us. We loved her and will keep her and all of her family in our hearts.
Wayne & Judy