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Idaho State Journal, 10/05/01
MONTPELIER — Gloria Crossley Wixom, 57, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in Bear Lake
Memo-rial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 21, 1944,
in Montpelier to Ephriam and Helen Bourne Crossley. She grew up with two brothers, Winston
and Kevin, and one sister, Vickey. She attended grade school in Georgetown, and high
school in Montpelier, where she graduated in May 1962.
On Sept. 14, 1962, she married Dale Wixom, and together they raised one girl and four
boys, who kept her busy through her life. Gloria enjoyed her family and helping them very
She was a woman of many talents. She was an accomplished horsewoman who loved to ride
horses and work cattle. She was an animal lover and enjoyed working with them. Gloria
worked on the county fair board for several years, helping with queen contests and the
parades. She also worked at the stockyards as a weigh master from 1999 to 2001.
She loved to bowl, and worked at Jolara Lanes. She enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors, and
served for several years on the city beautification committee. She was a great
photographer who enjoyed life and capturing the moment. Gloria greatly enjoyed helping and
doing for others who needed help, and her family loved and respected her dearly. She was
also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Gloria is survived by her husband, Dale, of Montpelier; five children, Debby (Spencer)
Hart of Montpelier, Jeff (Michelle) Wixom of Green River, Wyoming, Gary (Trisha) Wixom,
Jarrod (Kathryn) Wixom, both of Montpelier, Chad (Brandie Stoddard) Wixom of Dingle,
Idaho; five grandchildren (two boys and three girls); one great-grandchild; her mother,
Helen Crossley of Kuna, Idaho; a sister, Vickey (Steve) Tippets of Boise, Idaho; and a
brother, Kevin Crossley of Kuna, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her father and a
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Montpelier Second Ward
Chapel. Friends may call at Matthews Mortuary this evening, Friday, Oct. 5, from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m., and on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Burial will be in the