Gloria Simonson passed away on March 25, 2018 at the age of 89. She was a long time resident of the South Bay, having lived in West Torrance since 1962. She spent her early adult life as an Air Force wife, literally traveling the world while raising her first three children. In the 1970’s , while still raising her youngest two children, she decided to continue her education eventually earning her masters degree. Thereafter Gloria pursued a successful career in the aerospace industry working for TRW and Northrup Grumman, retiring from a management position.. During her aerospace career, she also taught computer science classes at El Camino Junior College. Gloria is survived by five children, Richard Simonson, Susan Davis, Robert Simonson, Ronald Simonson and Laura Nothern as well as four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on April 7 at noon.

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