Gloria Ann Ehrig
Arrangements under the diGloria Ann Ehrig, 84, of Bellevue, died Monday, February 24th, 2014. Gloria (Glo, Nana, the Nananator) was born January 14, 1930, to Charles Ludwig and Betty Oswald in Seattle. She grew up in Madison Park and attended McGilvra Elementary School. Her father Charles was a furrier with a store in downtown Seattle. Charles died suddenly when Gloria was 12. Her mother Betty went to work and then ultimately owned a candy store next to the 5th Avenue Theater. Gloria was an early “latchkey” kid, but her Aunt Teenie and Uncle Oscar stepped in to fill the void. After graduating from Garfield High School, Glo attended the University of Washington and joined the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. It was on the UW campus that Gloria met Jack Ehrig. He was a funny, creative and ambitious ATO frat boy. They soon married and began their life’s journey with three children Debbie, Nancy and Dick. The young Ehrig family initially lived in Lake Hills before moving and settling in Medina, where they built a home, raised their family, and lived for 47 years. Jack and Glo enjoyed great friends, entertaining, traveling, Husky football, and spending extended time at their family beach cabin and in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Jack passed away suddenly in 1998. A few years later, Gloria was casually set up with a mutual friend who was also grieving, -- K Chorlton. It was an inspired pairing! K and Glo became a loving couple and spent the next ten years together. They enjoyed a very special relationship until K’s passing in 2009. Throughout her life, Glo made memories by being the organizer, the party planner, entertainer, comedienne, and a fabulous cook! In fact, Jack referred to her as the “ultimate household CEO”. She was a great friend to many but perhaps her most endearing gift was the enthusiasm and welcoming spirit that she brought to everyone who crossed her path, including and especially the friends of her children. Gloria loved tennis, golf, music and the color pink. Most of all she adored her six grandchildren: Alexa Seidl (26), Kaitlin Kevorkian (24), Alison Ehrig (22), Jack Seidl (22), Cal Kevorkian (20), and Andy Ehrig (19). Glo died while living at Pacific Regent in Bellevue. Her passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends. She also leaves behind her three children and their spouses, Debbie Ehrig (Mike Seidl) of Bainbridge Island, Nancy Kevorkian (Chris) of Darien, Connecticut, and Dick Ehrig (Lori) of Mercer Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 NE 12th street, Medina, Washington. A memorial for Gloria is scheduled on Friday, March 7, at 1:00 pm, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina. rection of Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Bellevue, WA.
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Gloria Ann Ehrig
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April 7, 2014
Debbie, Nancy and Dick...
I knew your mom, dad and K through Madelyn and Lee Handy, parties at the beach home, in town and with the football group.
We had some lively times and thusly the memories are fantastic. Your moms wit rivaled Bob Hopes, no kidding.
Last saw her at a birthday party for Madelyn.
You were blessed with such a wonderful mom. Love , Mary Secoy
March 10, 2014
Debbie, Nancy and Dick,
I I was so very sorry to hear about dear Gloria. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was
such a good friend and just thinking of her makes me smile. I remember her laugh and our fun adventures. When we lived in Medina your house was filled with joy. It was there that we had musical parties with kazoo's etc. I will miss her very much but treasure the memories.I am sending you much love.
Barbara Smith Wilcox
March 8, 2014
Dear Nancy and family. The passing of your mom painful. Its never going to be the same. I lost my mom 10 years ago, daddy 7 years ago and my daughter Joy Weiss just last year on the 13th of March. There isn't a birthday or a holiday that goes by when I wish they were still with me. But every now and then they send me a little message. It comes in distinctly familiar ways, things that only I would understand. Little tidbits of love and support from beyond my understanding. I am renewed and blessed by these moments. My prayers will be for you and your loved ones to also have the assurance that your mom is just resting after a long battle and you will see her again one day. God Bless you dear, I know this is valley is a difficult one to pass through. Your in my prayers.
Katie Lenihan Hurtt
March 7, 2014
Nancy I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom when we were in high school like it was yesterday. We would always come to your house after school. We would listen to music eat all your food in the fridge she would come and talk to us and giggle with us and go buy more food. I remember you driving your dads 442 I loved that car. Your parents were very supportive of all of us kids that came over. And there was always kids there. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family. She will be missed.
March 4, 2014
So many wonderful memories of Gloria.....Prayers and thoughts to the Ehrig Family....
March 3, 2014
The Chorltons will miss Glo so much. We are all grateful for the joy, happiness and companionship she brought into K's life. She was always so supportive of our kids and their interests as well. At least we know there is a party in Heaven right now, with Jack and Glo, K and Diane all together! Much love from Margaret, Erik, Stone, Ben and Carter
March 3, 2014
Dear Ehrig family, I was so saddened to hear of Gloria's passing. She was such a great friend to our family. She did always brighten up anything she was part of and have so many memories of her laugh and spirit. My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you. Gloria will always be remembered.
Karen Anderson Bell
March 2, 2014
Oh, Gloria - How I'll miss your wonderful humor and constant smiles and laughs. We go so far back - our mothers were friends, you and I attended McGilvra, Garfield, the UW. What fantastic memories - thank you for being my friend for sooo many years. Love, Laverne (Lovey) Smith