Gloria Jean Middling

She enjoyed spending her time surrounded by family and friends.

Gloria Jean Middling, known by many as “Beano,” was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. While at home, with her family by her side, Gloria passed away on August 14th, 2019. She fought a valiant four-year battle with cancer.

Gloria was born at her Vashon Island home on August 19, 1946. She was the seventh of twelve children born to Wesley and Ruth Middling.

Gloria enjoyed spending her time surrounded by family and friends. She had a special bond with every one of her grandchildren. She loved to harness her creative spirit through meandering the garden — she cherished her dahlias —, listening to music, and being artistic in many ways.

Gloria is survived by her five children: Steven Middling, Bradley Middling, Deborah Long, Linda Elfstrom, and Candrease Hoeper, twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, six siblings, and many more family members.

Gloria was beloved by all who knew her. A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 pm at the Sportsmen’s Club, Saturday, August 24.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Highline Medical Center Foundation where Gloria received her life-extending cancer treatment via

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