On Aug. 4, 2012, in Atlanta, Ga., Gloria J. Swanson Danielson Anderson, of Mount Jewett, peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by loved ones, and in the prayers and hearts of those whose lives she beautifully touched.
Gloria was born in Kane on July, 28, 1926, and raised uptown in the neighboring Swedish town of Mount Jewett.
She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Marshall Anderson; three children from her marriage to Donald Danielson, son Louis Danielson of Fairfax Station, Va., daughter Koralen Danielson Daniels of Mooresville, N.C., and son Kim Danielson of Erie.Â
Gloria had seven grandchildren, Aimee Danielson Carnahan, Katy Danielson, Shawn Daniels, Erick Daniels, Dane Danielson, Linsey Danielson, and Melissa Danielson.Â
Gloria also had five great-grandchildren, Adam and Brandon Daniels, and Amelia, Ruby, and Iris Carnahan.Â
Gloria is also survived by four children by marriage to Marshall Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Donald W. Danielson, who passed away in 1983 after many wonderful years of marriage.Â Donald and Gloria met in Mount Jewett, young in adulthood and together, helped nurture the farm that was known as C.V Danielson & Sonâ€™s Dairy, a very special place.
Gloria lives on through the love and friendship, shone through her devout dedication to family and faith.Â She was active in her congregation at Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church as a member of Church Council and as Treasurer, attended worship services there for most of her life, and served as Chairperson of the annual Swedish Festival in Mount Jewett.Â She was also exceptionally skilled at accommodating every nearby sweet-tooth andÂ sharing stories of the days of Danielson & Sons Dairy, of the bakery, â€śRandy Dandy Baking,â€ť which she co-owned with her mother, and her days residing on the Danielson farmstead in the town in which she grew and lived a wonderful life.
At 86 years old, just celebrating her birthday at a family party last week, Gloria had many years shared with her loved ones.Â She was a remarkable woman; graceful, genuine, and loving.Â Having shared many life lessons, her words will continue to guide and fulfill her friends and family.Â Her life was lived in reflection that â€śwe make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.â€ť - Winston Churchill.
A celebration of her life and memory will be held in Mount Jewett, at Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Saint Matthew's has been a monument throughout Gloria and her familyâ€™s lives, through marriages, communions, annual Swedish Festivals, fellowship, friendship and prayer.Â May she rest peacefully, and remain eternal in our hearts, lives, and actions.
In lieu of flowers please send a remembrance of Gloria, to Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church, Mount Jewett.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. in Mt. Jewett.