Gloria
Gloria Fredricks died April 17, 2009 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born Gloria Mae Renfro at home in Los Angeles on May 15, 1925. She attended Horace Mann junior High School and graduated from Washington High School in 1943. After graduation, she went to work as a riveter in the aircraft defense industry. She met her husband, Thomas W. Fredricks, after World War II and they were married in 1947. In 1949 she had a son, Josh, and in 1951, she had another son, Terrance. She resided in Hermosa Beach where she raised her family and was active in a local women's group, Las Quince Damas. She loved living at the beach and was a homemaker and mother. She was a great cook and loved to entertain at home. Her husband, Superior Court Judge Thomas W. Fredricks died in 1984. She was living in Redondo Beach when she passed away. She is survived by her two sons, Josh M Fredricks and Terrance W. Fredricks, Three grandchildren, Timothy W. Fredricks, Lauren D Friedman, and Shelby C. Fredricks, and one great granddaughter, Katherine J. Fredricks.

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  1. Josh and Terry, I can still remember Gloria’s wonderful laugh. What fun our parents had over the many years of their friendship. And now finally they are all together again. May God bless you as you grieve the loss of a great lady, your mother.

  2. Josh & Terry & Family, It is with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of your Mom. She was a super gal and since we all grew up together, somewhat of a surrogate mother to me. It is so hard to loose a parent. My Dad is still going fairly strong at 83 (in July) but his memory is going day by day. I wish you Peace and Blessings. Josh, when I saw you at the reunion you told me she wasn’t doing so well with the Alzheimer’s so this is for the best even though it feels so bad. Think of all the good times and laughter. And there were many of those and lots of laughs. With Sincerest Condolences. You are all in my prayers

  3. JOSH, TERRANCE, THEIR SPOUSES, AND ALL THE GRANDCHILDREN… I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO EXPRESS HOW SORRY I AM FOR THE LOSS, ALL OF YOU SUFFERED LAST WEEK. MY HEART ALSO GRIEVES FOR THE LOSS OF A WONDERFUL PERSON, THAT I HAVE ALWAYS ADMIRED, RESPECTED AND OFTEN THOUGHT OF AS AN EXTENSION OF MY OWN FAMILY. I OFTEN RECALL GLORIA’S GENEROUS LAUGHTER, HONEST OPINIONS AND WARM SINCERE SMILES. I WILL MISS HER DEEPLY, AS I KNOW YOU ALL WILL. I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. ALOHA WITH LOVE….. PETER ELLS

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