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Gloria Ann Ehrig | PASSAGES
Gloria Ann Ehrig, 84, of Bellevue, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Gloria (Glo, Nana, the Nananator) was born Jan. 14, 1930, to Charles Ludwig and Betty Oswald in Seattle. She grew up in Madison Park and attended McGilvra Elementary School. Her father Charles was a furrier with a store in downtown Seattle. Charles died suddenly when Gloria was 12. Her mother Betty went to work and then ultimately owned a candy store next to the 5th Avenue Theatre. Gloria was an early “latchkey” kid, but her Aunt Teenie and Uncle Oscar stepped in to fill the void. After graduating from Garfield High School, Glo attended the University of Washington and joined the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
It was on the UW campus that Gloria met Jack Ehrig. He was a funny, creative and ambitious ATO frat boy. They soon married and began their life’s journey with three children Debbie, Nancy and Dick. The young Ehrig family initially lived in Lake Hills before moving and settling in Medina, where they built a home, raised their family, and lived for 47 years. Jack and Glo enjoyed great friends, entertaining, traveling, Husky football, and spending extended time at their family beach cabin and in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Jack passed away suddenly in 1998.
A few years later, Gloria was casually set up with a mutual friend who was also grieving - K Chorlton. It was an inspired pairing! K and Glo became a loving couple and spent the next 10 years together. They enjoyed a very special relationship until K’s passing in 2009.
Throughout her life, Glo made memories by being the organizer, the party planner, entertainer, comedienne and a fabulous cook! In fact, Jack referred to her as the “ultimate household CEO.” She was a great friend to many but perhaps her most endearing gift was the enthusiasm and welcoming spirit that she brought to everyone who crossed her path, including and especially the friends of her children.
Gloria loved tennis, golf, music and the color pink. Most of all she adored her six grandchildren: Alexa Seidl (26), Kaitlin Kevorkian (24), Alison Ehrig (22), Jack Seidl (22), Cal Kevorkian (20) and Andy Ehrig (19).
Glo died while living at Pacific Regent in Bellevue. Her passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends. She also leaves behind her three children and their spouses, Debbie Ehrig (Mike Seidl) of Bainbridge Island, Nancy Kevorkian (Chris) of Darien, Connecticut, and Dick Ehrig (Lori) of Mercer Island.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 NE 12th St., Medina.
A memorial for Gloria was held Friday, March 7 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina.