Refugio E. Gloria, 96, passed away on February 18, 2013 in Blythe, California.
He was born in 1916 in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Refugio worked as a machinery operator in the agriculture industry for over 50 years. He worked at Brookerson Farms in Las Cruces, New Mexico before moving to the Palo Verde Valley in the 1950's.
He lived a long and happy life with his family.
He is survived by five sons: Robert Gloria of Blythe, Richard Gloria of Las Cruces, NM, Alfred Gloria of West Covina, CA., Henry Gloria of Blythe, Refugio Gloria Jr. of San Diego, CA.; and one daughter: Rosella Gloria of Blythe, CA.
Visitation and Rosary will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 4-8:00 pm at Frye Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Monday, February 25, 2013. Burial will take place after the funeral at Palo Verde Cemetery.