Gloria J. Darragh

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MIDDLETON - Gloria J. Darragh, 92, of Middleton, passed away on Feb. 26, 2022, at Waunakee Manor. She was born on Jan. 26, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, IA, the daughter of James and Jeannie (Usher) Taylor.

Gloria graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts. She enjoyed traveling around the world, especially to Nepal and Thailand. She had a love of animals and enjoyed seeing ones from other countries, but she loved her cats and dogs the most. Gloria was a proud gardener, avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast. She enjoyed the holidays and decorating. She was kind and touched the lives of many people with her friendly demeanor and smile. Gloria was very active in the Episcopal church and was involved in P.E.O. She was a resilient woman and overcame many physical adversities during her life. Gloria adored spending time with her grandchildren more than anything and moved twice to be close to them.

Gloria is survived by her children, Dan (Cheryl) Darragh, Cindy (Michael) Zachary, Elizabeth (Ryan) Fowler and William (Lisa) Darragh; grandchildren, Nathan Darragh, Peter Darragh, Lila Darragh and Nash Darragh; and many relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Darragh; grandson, Jackson Darragh; and brother, Michael Taylor.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Final place of rest will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights, IL.  

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