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Gloria Rose (Grande) Ludvigsen

Posted 2017-11-12 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ
>>> Published on Sunday, November 12, 2017 <<<

Gloria Rose Ludvigsen, 89, a former resident of Lake Havasu City,
died Oct. 14, 2017 in San Bernardino, California.

Gloria was born in Chicago, Illinois Oct. 23, 1927 to Angelo and
Maria Grande, immigrants from Italy.

In 1951, Gloria married Paul August Ludvigsen. Together they had
four children and lived throughout the United States, including in
Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, California and Arizona.
Gloria worked as a telephone operator for AT&T, was a high school
occupational instructor and a small business owner.

Gloria had great enthusiasm for life and was active and engaged
until her death.

While living in Lake Havasu, she was an active member and
Eucharistic ministry at Our Lady of the Lake Church and a volunteer
for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She also was a member of the
Catholic Daughters of America. At the time of her death she was
taking classes in the painting of religious icons and looked forward
to a cruise with her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, to
celebrate her 90th birthday.

Gloria is survived by her children, Cynthia Ludvigsen (Gary
Silvius), San Bernardino, son Calvin Ludvigsen (Kathleen), Desert
Hot Springs, California, daughter Judy Saso (James), Upland,
California, grandchildren Lindsay and Kaylan Ludvigsen, Laura,
Stephen and Elizabeth Silvius, Joseph and Jarrett Saso, Amanda
Ludvigsen, and foster grandson Brandon Mulcahy, and many loving
nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Paul, who died in 2007, son Paul
A. Ludvigsen II, parents, Angelo and Maria Grande, and siblings
Carmella Grimaldi, Virginia Geanto, Clara Jablonski and Angelo
Grande, Jr.

Visitation and rosary were celebrated Oct. 21, 2017, at Our Lady of
the Assumption Church in San Bernardino.

Interment is Nov. 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Lake Havasu Memorial

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. Vincent
de Paul Society of Lake Havasu City, 1851 Commander Dr., Lake Havasu
City, AZ 86403.

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