Gloria S. Masters, 59, of Rock Springs Wyo., went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 3, 2021, as a result of complicated health problems, due to a stroke she had the year prior.
Gloria was born April 16, 1961, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Tomas T. and Laura M. Maestas.
She grew up in the town of Reliance, Wyo., with six brothers.
She graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1980. After she graduated, Gloria married husband and best friend William (Bill) L. Masters and, in 1982, they had their daughter, Sharona (Masters) Dobson.
Gloria continued her life in Rock Springs, working full-time and raising their daughter.
After 2001, she moved to Florence, Ore., where she resided for many years. After her health began to worsen, Gloria made the choice to reside back in Rock Springs to be near her best friend, Bill, who would help to care for her.
Where ever Gloria went — whether it be a restaurant or a grocery store — she made many friends that she would call her “little buddies.”
She touched so many lives with her contagious smile and bear-tight hugs!
Gloria prayed for many and forgot none! She was a shining example of our Lord and Savior Jesus everyday that she lived!
She is survived by Bill Masters of Rock Springs; one daughter and son-in-law, Christian and Sharona Dobson; six grandkids: Tony, Samantha and Jr of Phoenix Arizona, and Ian, Elijah and McKenzie of Albany, Ore.; two brothers: Paul and wife Cindy Maestas of Saint George Utah, and Lawrence and wife Patty Maestas of Onalaska, Wisc.; and many nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed and cherished being called their aunt!
Her welcoming committee in Heaven includes: her mom and dad, Tomas and Laura; her brothers: Tomas Jr., Patrick, Daniel, David, Arthur and Floyd; her sister Mary Ann; several other family members including aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces: Laura Schumacher, Dawn Gessel and a nephew, Josh Townsend-Maestas.
A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, May 2, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Park Hotel 19 Elk St., Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901.
A buffet-style meal will be served from Santa Fe Trails.
To send condolences or ask questions, please visit the Facebook Memorial set up in honor of Gloria: facebook.com/groups/gloriamasters.