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Everhart – Gloria M. Everhart died peacefully at her home in Los Alamos, N.M., Feb. 15, 2008, at age 77.
Gloria M. Everhart was born in Cotopaxi, Colo., May 16, 1929. As a girl, she lived in Cotopaxi, Texas Creek and Silver Cliff, Colo. She attended Custer County School until her family moved to Naples, California. Gloria graduated from Banning High School in Banning, Calif.In January 1946, she married Robert E. Everhart. In 1947, they moved to Los Alamos, N.M. She remarked that at the time, she thought she “could live there for a few months” and remained there until her death. She worked as an engineering assistant for Zia Engineering from age 18 to her retirement. Gloria enjoyed playing the piano. She loved playing rag time and could play by ear.A descendent of a pioneer family in Westcliffe, Gloria’s heart remained in the valley and she spent time at the ranch, the Elton Camper Ranch, on a regular basis. Her parents, Ed and Myrtle Powell, and uncles, Olin and Elton Camper, preceded her in death. Her husband, Ernie Everhart, passed away in 2002 after 53 years of marriage. Her daughter, Trina Everhart Long, and grandson, Hunter Long, of Parker, Colo., survive Gloria Everhart. Her brother, Gary Powell, and sister, Jackie Rawls, remain in California, as well as nephews, nieces and cousins in California and Colorado.Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Ula Cemetery, Westcliffe, Colo. A Memorial Mass will be held at 12:10 p.m. March 13, 2008, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos, N.M.Flowers or donations are appreciated. Donations can be made to Gloria Everhart, First National Bank of Santa Fe, Los Alamos Branch, 505-992-2245.Arrangements are entrusted to the Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary – 505- 753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854 – www.blocksalazarmortuary.com.