Gloria Wuckert

Gloria Wuckert

Monday, September 17th, 1928 - Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Gloria Mott Wuckert, age 91, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2020 in Sandy, Utah of natural causes incident to age. She was born on September 17, 1928 in Alamosa, Colorado to Jacob Lyman Mott and Elsie Sowards, one of 12 children.

Gloria married the love of her life, Donald James Wuckert, on June 25, 1950 in Alamosa.

After graduating from high school, Gloria went to cosmetology school in Denver and received her license to be a hairdresser/beautician. After marrying Don and settling in Alamosa, she became a housewife which she thoroughly loved as it reminded her of growing up on a farm in a large family in the Carmel district near Alamosa.

From this marriage two children were born, Alan Kent and Pamela Jo. Throughout her life, Gloria gave unwavering support to Don in his many businesses. These included the Home Lumber Co., First National Bank in Alamosa (which later grew to include other branches in the San Luis Valley), Alamosa Plaza Apartments, Apple tree Storage
(which they jokingly called Easy Street), among other ventures.

Gloria was an excellent seamstress, knitter, and cook. She made many beautiful items for friends and family. Her cooking was legendary and loved by all. Favorites that she made included chicken tamales, kraut bierok, wilted spinach salad, and rhubarb pie—just a small sampling of her cooking prowess. She loved candy and treats and always had a secret stash which she thought nobody knew about, but we all did.

Gloria was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and loved the Gospel dearly.

Gloria is survived by her children, Alan (Janice) Wuckert, Murray, UT, and Pam (Chris) Morgan, Draper, UT, and 5 grandchildren, Heidi, Kristjan, Nick, Taylor, and Caitlin. Also surviving are 9 great-grandchildren, Maren, Porter, Ben, Indy, Heath, Cole, Olivia, Emma, and Amelia. She is also survived by her siblings, Donna (Betty), Carol, Kathleen, Joe, and Jeannie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don, and her siblings Lyman, Maurice, Winfred, June, Marilyn, and Joyce.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the many people who have given great care and assistance to Gloria over the past many years. This includes her neighbors and friends in Alamosa, and her live-in roommates Kandace, Casey, Lisyuri, and Nicole.

Also, the staff at Cedarwood at Sandy, and Encompass Health and Hospice are due special recognition and our heartfelt gratitude for their kind and tender care.

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, our family is concerned for the health and safety of all those family and friends who loved our mother. We have decided that it is best for us to not have a viewing and funeral for her at this time. A private graveside service and internment will take place at the Alamosa Cemetery under the direction of Rogers Family Mortuary. A family celebration of our mother’s life will be held at a later date. We appreciate all of your love and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Gloria’s honor to San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa, or to a charity of your choice. To leave online condolences or words of strength for the family, please visit
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  • Service

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 2:00pm
    Alamosa Cemetery
    2150 State Ave.
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bishop Jared Thiemann
  • Interment

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 2:00pm
    City of Alamosa Cemetery
    2200 State Avenue
    Alamosa, CO 81101
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Carol (Ortiz) Redding

Posted at 11:29am
Alan, Pam and all the Wuckert loved ones. I was so sad to hear about your Mom's passing. It is hard losing a mother at any age. Your dad was a friend of my Dad (Beef Ortiz) and Gloria was my mother's friend. My mother's birthday was around Mothers' Day. In the late years, It became a tradition that we would pick up mom's friends and take them for a drive to South Fork and we would "drop them off" to eat at the Country Club. We would go for a picnic so they would have "girl" time. We would return in a couple of hours, pick them up and return to Alamosa. The ladies were: Merle Orr, Maxine Weiss, Lorraine Roberts, my mom Anna Marie Ortiz and your mom Gloria. I was always so impressed with your mom. She was beautiful (inside and out) and very kind. I loved reading about her life and the part that stated "Gloria gave unwavering support to Don in his many businesses." That really said it all. It shows the caliber of a wife and partner. She was of that generation that respected her husband, children and family. It was sad when Gloria moved but I'm so glad she was closer to her family. RIP Gloria. Sincerely, Carol (Ortiz) Redding

Del Gay

Posted at 12:39pm
Our condolences to the Wuckert family.
Your mom and dad were both very special people to so many of us. Thy were leaders in the community, at their churches, the college, and the hospital.
They are missed.
Del and Jan Gay

David Broyles

Posted at 04:59pm
Gloria was an avid golfer. Enjoyed seeing her at the golf course. Enjoyed the friendship of Gloria and Don Wuckert. I appreciate everything they did in Alamosa. Founded Home Lumber and built apartment buildings. They were responsible for creating jobs and improving the economy in Alamosa. One of our great fore fathers and mothers in Alamosa. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family. David and Valerie Broyles

Trisha Kelly

Posted at 10:36pm
She was such a beautiful lady we all loved her so much ❤️❤️ she used to talk about how much she missed her husband I'm glad they are together now. I feel blessed to have spent some time with her ❤️ pulling weeds with her and she used to read the newspaper to my kids she even went out and bought
them ice cream. ❤️❤️ Everytime I go into my greenhouse I think of her and am so grateful she gave it to me ❤️ Thanks for sharing your life with us and your mom with us. ❤️

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