Gloria Jean Coates

05/08/1948 ~ 10/23/2022

Gloria Jean Coates, 74, passed away on October 23, 2022 at her home in Mt. Pleasant, UT. She was born May 8,1948 in Mt. Pleasant, UT to Bernard (Herb) Jacobsen and Betty Ann Scow. Gloria is survived by her two daughters, Tina Carter of Las Vegas, NV; Robyn (Preston) Cox of Fountain Green, UT; her brother, Mel (Carol) Jacobsen of Ephraim, UT; two stepdaughters, Laura Coates of Arlee, Montana and Brittany (Mostafa) Sargent-Hassan of the United Arab Emirates; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Gloria is preceded in death by her husband Doyce, son Alan, parents Herb and Betty, brothers Don and Jim, and stepson Dec.

Gloria worked many years at Sperry Univac, at both their Ephraim and Salt Lake locations. She was a manager for the 3M corporation in Salt Lake and later retired from the Census Bureau in 1997. Gloria loved traveling with Doyce. Africa, Netherlands, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Arizona were all places of enjoyment. The time she spent with friends and family during these travels, creating memories, was of great importance to her. Gloria was proud of the home that she and Doyce built together. When not on the east mountain, or at the annual BBQ, folks could find her on the front porch enjoying the beautiful view of the Sanpete valley. Perhaps Gloria’s greatest love was watching and being a steadfast influence on her grandchildren. Travis, Alec, Blade, and Coldir, in particular, have all been touched by her loving hand, tender heart, and sassy sense of humor. Gloria will be remembered as a wife, mom, grandma and friend. As the soul of her family, she will be greatly missed.

Please join Gloria’s family at Rasmussen Mortuary for a funeral for close friends and family on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Mortuary. Interment will be at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

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12 Responses to “Gloria Jean Coates”

  1. Sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. We were friends, out on the Duck Springs, in our younger years. My condolences to her family. David Johnson

    • We loved Gloria! She will surely be missed! I loved when she told me the story about what those Moroni boys was really like! Curt said”everyone was a friend, boy or girl, we all had fun”. She will be missed! Curt is excited for her to put her arms around Alan! She loved and missed him
      May God wrap his arms around those that are hurting! Memories, thank goodness for all the memories!

  2. Sherry & Marlin Christensen says:

    Our paths crossed many times and for many different reasons. Always admired Gloria for her strength and determination. Love to her family nest and far.

  3. Brittany Sargent-Hassan says:

    This is still difficult to process. You’ve been my other mom for most of my life. I don’t fathom you not being in this world and us texting back and forth.
    I will miss you and love you forever. I’m so glad you are with dad again.
    My love to Tina and Robyn and their families as they navigate this painful time.
    I love you, G. Thank you for blessing and allowing us to be a part of your life.
    Hug dad for me and enjoy the mountains. – “BritBrit”

  4. Connie Ames says:

    Dear Robyn and family:
    My heart grieves for you today. I once heard that Grief is the price we pay for LOVE. There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains. May the memories of your sweet mom and grandmother bring comfort to each of you during this difficult time.

  5. Jennifer Jacobsen Bevan says:

    Love you forever, Auntie.

  6. Richard Draper says:

    I’m shocked and saddened by the news of Gloria’s passing. She was such a great friend and neighbor while we grew up in Moroni. We had wonderful conversations as teenagers and she could be a wise confidant. Condolences to her family!

  7. Carla Coates says:

    Life is long my friends. Years ago I relied on Gloria as we grew up in Moroni. We were close friends into adulthood. I know her, at least a part of her, know or knew her family she ended up marrying my cousin Doyce and we had the same last name. I’m newly in the Seattle area & think I can’t get to her funeral. Life is hard and also can contain disbelief at the fortune that comes my way. Melvin, kids stepkids,, grandkids I love you because I know your heritage.

  8. Zella Christensen says:

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of Gloria. We send our deepest sympathy.
    Newell and Zella Christensen

  9. Layne Hamilton says:

    I met Gloria and Carla in high school seminary class and that quick witted pair made it the most fun of all the high school era. Thanks to both of them and I’m glad Gloria had a good life

  10. Elisabeth Punky Edwards says:

    Well now everything has changed.
    No Doyce to help me figure stuff out, and now you are gone.How am I going to make it with out you. Going to miss are long talks.You always made me feel better. Enjoy yourself, you have earned it. Love and miss you.

  11. Dixie Cloward Green says:

    So sad to hear my dear friend has passed away. Gloria was a wonderful friend and we spent alot of time together growing up. I was a Moroni “Duck Springs” girl, all us kids had such fun. My sympathy and prayers to her family.God bless, till we meet again.