Gloria Singh, beloved and exemplary spouse, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt passed away after living a full life on Saturday, January 6, 2024. She was born on November 13, 1931 in Calipatria, CA. to Purn and Rosario Saikhon, and was the last surviving sibling among two brothers.
Gloria initially grew up in the Calipatria area. Upon her father’s untimely passing at an early age she moved to Los Angeles to attend Catholic school and eventually returned to graduate from Brawley High School. She (briefly) attended San Diego State only to meet Johnny Singh through mutual friends in 1950 and they were married on April 19, 1952. They were married 65 years when Johnny passed away in 2017.
Gloria prioritized her immediate and extended family. Decades of long lasting memories were forged by her Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners (she was an exceptional cook), her planning annual family trips during Easter vacation, along with spending summers in Mission Beach with friends and family.
After being dedicated and devoted to raising her three children, she turned her attention to flowers and her grandchildren. She had always maintained a beautiful home garden which led to her assisting friends with special occasions, local charity fund raising events, and Sacred Heart Church with her floral passion and creativity. Gloria and Johnny were thrilled to be grandparents and they deeply shared from the onset in their grandchildren’s lives.
Gloria will be remembered for her commitment to her family, devotion to the Catholic Church and her steadfast beliefs. She will be missed by three generations of family including her children: Joleen, Bruce (Kari) and Gerald (Cathy); her five grandchildren - Katherine, Kylee (Nick), Bruce John (Courtney), Hunter, Philip and four great-grandchildren - Taj, Johnny, Nico, and Palmer.
A celebration mass to commemorate Gloria’s life is scheduled for Monday February 12, 2024 at 10:00am at All Hallows Catholic Church, 6602 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla, CA 92037.