Gloria Lehman passed away Monday, June 22 in the loving arms of her husband Freeman (Pete) Lehman. She was born in Buffalo, New York on July 20, 1929 the daughter and only child of John (Jack) and Alma (Reuter) Gooch.
Gloria graduated from East High School in Buffalo, New York in 1947. After high school graduation she attended Michigan State University where she met her husband Pete on the first day of college. Gloria graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Applied Science and married Pete on August 9, 1952 in Buffalo, New York.
Gloria then moved to Midland, Michigan with her husband Pete and worked for The Dow Chemical Company. The Lehmans enjoyed a wonderful and adventurous life together living in London, England; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Little Rock, Arkansas, and Anchorage, Alaska while working for Dow.
Gloria volunteered at the Midland Hospital, was a Kappa Delta alum, member of Eastern Star and En Avant Club, and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Midland.
Gloria enjoyed being with her friends and family, “The Gang”, playing bridge, shopping, traveling, and spending time at their summer home on Grand Traverse Bay near Traverse City, Michigan.
Gloria is survived by her loving husband, Pete; son Jack Lehman of Midland, granddaughters, Sarah and husband David Sawall of Wisconsin, and Darcey Lehman of New York; daughter Lori (Lehman) Kardos and grandson Ryan Kardos of Texas; nieces and nephews Rita Feder of Florida, Marcia Liberson and husband Herb Solomon of California, Tim George and wife Leimomi of Indiana, and David Rosenberger and wife Dawn of Arizona, Bill Rosenberger and Jim Rosenberger both of Washington. She is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Alma Gooch and daughter’s husband Russell J. Kardos.
A funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Midland, Michigan on Saturday, June 27 at noon. Memorial donations towards First United Methodist Endowment Fund, MidMichigan Medical Center, or charity of choice are appreciated. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson MILLER Funeral Home.
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