Gloria Klauer Neese, surrounded by all of her six children, died at midnight, Saturday morning, August 11, 2007, Sun City, CA. Over the course of her 85 years, she was a beloved wife and mother as well worked outside the home as a telephone operator and keypunch operator for Garrett Research, Hawthorne, CA. January 26, 1922, born in Shreveport, LA. moved to Los Angeles, graduated from Fairfax High School, Los Angeles. July 1943 married Ralph Bernard Klauer. They moved to Torrance in 1949 and raised 6 children: Fr. Gary Klauer, O.F.M. CONV, former pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Hermosa Beach; Sally Klauer Wright of Temecula, CA; Diane Klauer Kurz of Jesup, GA; Patricia Klauer of Mill Valley, CA; Joe Klauer of Sun City, CA and Barbara Klauer Redmond of Santa Barbara, CA. Widowed in 1972, Gloria married Glenn Oliver Neese in 1976 (Glenn died 1989). In her lovingly connected family are children-in-laws: Jerry Kurz, Arlette Klauer (Mrs. Joe Klauer) and Richard Redmond; grandchildren are Rick, Kelly, Timm, Heather, Josette, Jessica, Elizabeth, Ryan, LeeAnn, as well as 10 great-grand children. She was known for her joyfulness, her love of dancing, flowers, her kindness to everyone and most of all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her legacy resides in the hearts of all who knew her. She will be missed, though easily recognized through the lives of her most fortunate family. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White and Day Mortuary 3215 N. Sepulveda Blvd., in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 320 Massey Ave., in Hermosa Beach on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. A Graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA. The family has requested that those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A web page has been created where you can sign a virtual guest book and make a donation.

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  1. Our very sincere condolonces to you Fr. Gary, and your family during the loss of your dearest mother. Our love and prayers to you always.

  2. With Deep Sympaty and very grateful to The Lord for having met Gloria and her wonderful Family, sharing in the Torrance Church and schools our life experiences, her love, joy of life and dedication to her children.

  3. We only have good memories of Gloria and are proud to have known her for the last 32 years. We know she is happy now, free of pain and suffering, and enjoying heaven. She was a wonderful wife, molther and friend to many. Respectfully, Jim & Mary Binsfeld

  4. Mrs Neese and I shared our first name so we always had a special bond. I will miss her. our hearts go out to all the family. Love to all *** Gloria and family

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