May 15, 1925 ~ April 17, 2009
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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