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Gloria Maurer

Gloria Maurer

ETOWAH —  Gloria Maurer, 84, entered the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Elizabeth House, surrounded by her loving family.

While a former resident of both New York and Florida, it was in the mountains of North Carolina where she truly felt at home.

She is preceded in death by her husband, of 44 years, Bernard Maurer, her first husband, Warren Maurer, and two sons, Peter and Warren Maurer.

She is survived by her five children, Michele Davidson, Patricia Doyle, Deborah Jeffries, Richard Maurer and Linda Zaffuto; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and many special friends.

We have all been inspired by her strength, determination, grace and sense of humor. Her loving spirit will live on in us all.

A celebration of her life is being planned for October 13, 2013 at the Etowah United Methodist Church.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.