Gloria Mae Swift
August 2, 1926 – June 15, 2020
Gloria Mae Swift, of Estes Park, passed away June 15, 2020. Gloria was born August 2, 1926, in Mankato, Minnesota to Lester and Marie (Roland) Carlson.
Gloria married David Swift on March 15, 1946. In 1949, David and Gloria moved to Greeley, Colorado, briefly relocating to Cheyenne Wyoming, but returning again to Colorado in 1953. While in Greeley, Gloria worked in various secretarial positions as a legal secretary. Settling in Estes Park in 1978, Gloria obtained her real estate license and worked as a secretary.
Family was Gloria’s top priority and she loved the holidays, especially Christmas. She loved to play bridge and spend time with loved ones and friends. She also enjoyed reminiscing and spending time working on family photo albums.
Gloria is survived by her son, Bradley David Swift, two grandsons, David Matthew Swift of Cheyenne and Robert Neal Swift of Los Angeles, and a brother Bud Carlson of Minnesota, one niece and two nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, David Swift, her parents, Lester, Marie and stepfather Clarence Olsen, as well as a daughter, Sandra Swift, who died in 1959.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Gloria Mae Swift
July 3, 2020
I met Mrs. Gloria when I was in CO visiting Neal. He took me on a road trip to meet his G’ma.... what a wonderful woman. She was such a beautiful lady, from the inside out. Prayers for Neal and the family. I am sure you each have amazing memories to keep her alive in your heart.
June 24, 2020
Dear Brad and to all of your family -
There is no consolation in recognizing that when our dear ones live a long life, the end is expected. The longer they have lived, the more they have contributed and the longer we have had time to love them. Your parents were very dear friends of my folks and family for many years (Chuck and Marge Green) They and we shared times that are among our favorite memories. I took my mom to visit yours in Estes after we retired and it would be the last time they would enjoy one another's company. It was great fun listening to them reminisce about everything from bridge to the many good times they shared in Greeley. My mom died on 10/2/19 - 46 days short of her 94th birthday. I see that your mom's passing on June 15 (my birthday) was 46 days short of her 94th as well. Those dynamic bridge ladies would laugh and find that of great significance!
Sending my sincerest sympathy during this time of sadness and loss.
Sue (Green) Krummrei
June 21, 2020
Brad and family,
My heart breaks to see that Gloria has passed. I always loved her, and she always made us feel like family. I can remember spending many holidays with Dave and Gloria, and always felt so welcome! I remember having Easter dinner at their house and she had a (big!) Russell Stover Easter egg for me. 😊 My mom loved her so much, and they were great friends. I can still hear Gloria’s laugh and picture her contagious smile. After my mom died, she continued to stay in touch, and was so sweet to have a bridal shower for me at their house in Estes. This world has lost a very special lady, and Heaven has gained an angel. May God bless you with peace and comfort. Love to the family.