Gloria Sappington

Passed February 24, 2004 Gloria Panzer Sappington was born August 19, 1927 in Crookston, MN. After spending her youth in Grand Forks, ND, she decided to go to Alaska but never made it, meeting Reid Sappington in Bremerton, WA. In 1954, the young couple moved to Mission Beach, where Gloria worked for Food Basket before becoming a dance instructor, eventually starting her own dance studio. Once Gloria closed the studio, she joined the PSA family as the space control agent, staying with PSA until 1984. Upon retirement, she stayed active with the PSA Oldtimers until her death, while travelling extensively through Europe. She is survived by Reid and her son Rick, as well as her mother Barbara Hancock, and brother Emil Panzer. Services were held March 16, 2004 at Fort Rosecrans.