In Memory

Gloria Rifenbark (Moran)

Gloria Rifenbark (Moran)

Gloria Ann "Cora" Moran (Rifenbark), age 70, our loving wife, mother, grandmother (known to many as Mimi) and sister, passed away Wednesday April 6, 2016 at her residence.  The daughter of the late James and Florence (Bellor) Rifenbark was born April 19, 1945 in Bay County, MI.  She married Leonard G. Moran on April 8, 1967.  Gloria was a long-time member of St. Stanislaus Kostka and more recently St. Catherine of Siena Parish.  She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.  Gloria was employed at the Dow Chemical Company and St. Stanislaus Parish.  She enjoyed living at the beach, bike rides, reading, gardening, yoga, shopping and working with youth.  Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Leonard, daughter Mechelle (Jay) Hill and son Jason (Kelly) Moran, four grandchildren, Olivia Weidner, Ella Weidner, Dayton Moran and Brendan Moran, three sisters, Joyce (Kenneth) Pacholka, Kay (Thomas) Moran, Dorothy Rifenbark and two brothers, Gerald (Joan) Rifenbark and Martin (Crystal) Rifenbark.  At her request cremation has taken place.

Source:  Gephart Funeral Home, Bay City, MI

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04/11/16 10:39 PM #1    

JoAnne Bennett (Smith)




Such sad news.  I so enjoyed visiting with Gloria at our 50th reunion.  She was still every bit as beautiful as she was in high school.  So very sorry to read about her passing today.


JoAnne Smith



04/19/16 04:10 PM #2    

Richard Beck

Gloria was my next door neighbor as little kids near White and Catherine Streets. She, along with the Solinski twins and Tom Everson were all toddlers and my playmates. It was a nice place to grow up, with good families around our blocks. She had that great smile even then. Her brother organized street hockey games in the winter, way before street salt. I am truly saddened to lose such a long time friend.

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