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 www.supporthighline.org.

Please visit our online guest book at islandfuneral.com.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@vashonbeachcomber.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Obituaries

Jeanette M. Dunn

She was a free spirit who made friends wherever she went.

L. Dennis White

He died on July 17, 2020.

Dorothy Katherine (Webb) Wicklund

She will be remembered for her intelligence, loyalty, fierce pursuit of fairness, and amazing memory

L. Dennis White
L. Dennis White | Obituary

Denny White, 89, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, the second son… Continue reading

Will Gerrior

It was clear that he never met a stranger.

Louis Frederic Kutscher

Lou loved creating a home for his family.

Lee Whitecar (Devin Lee Orion)

He will be missed profoundly.

James “Jim” Albert Grazzini

He will be dearly missed and always remembered.

Beatrice Enson

Beatrice was a sensitive, kind-hearted and reflective person who touched many people very deeply.

Most Read