Gloria H. Deru, age 89, passed away in her sleep the morning of Jan. 23, in her St. George residence. She was born Aug. 17, 1924 in San Francisco, Calif. to Sam and Hazel Hansen. She married Peter Quillinan in 1943, and together they had four children: Mark, Ann, John, and Lee.
Peter passed away in 1955. Nine years later, Gloria married John Deru, father of five children: Jim, Steven, Linae, Tennessee, and Mark (Rusty). Together, John and Gloria had one son, Michael.
Gloria was a dedicated member of the St. George Catholic Church and was involved in many different charities.
Gloria was a very loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by eight children, twenty-four grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.
A Rosary was held Monday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m., with a Funeral Mass following, at the St. George Catholic Church, 259 W. 200 North, St. George, Utah. A visitation was held Monday, prior to the services at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah.
Interment was in the St. George City Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary.
For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit www.metcalfmortuary.com.For the complete article see the 01-28-2014 issue.
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