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Gloria Joan (Hockaday) Strief
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Gloria Joan Strief, 86, also lovingly known as Big G, mom, grandma, grape grandma, and GG, passed away, March 22, 2023, at Twin Lakes Retirement Community in Montgomery, Ohio.
Gloria was born on August 19, 1936, in Manchester, to Lloyd Samuel and Venita Marie (Daniels) Hockaday. She grew up in the small town of Manchester, and married her high school sweetheart, Milton (Mick) John Strief, on Aug. 22, 1954, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale. They moved from Iowa to California in 1960, where they raised their family in Riverside and later in Fullerton, California. In 2001 they retired to Sun Lakes Retirement Community in Banning, California.
Gloria enjoyed playing bridge, golf and traveling in their motorhome. In 2018 she moved to Twin Lakes Retirement Community in Ohio. Her sense of humor and ability to get a giggle out of those around her will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her four children and spouses, Jeff Strief and his wife Lee, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Julie Wilson and her husband Scott, of Littleton, Colorado, Joan Bridgewater and her husband Wes, of Montgomery, Ohio, and Jill Minkle and her husband Bill, Incline Village, Nevada. She was dearly loved by her 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Mick Strief; her parents, Lloyd and Venita Hockaday; and her brother, Curtis Hockaday.