Gloria Jane (Zurcher) Dusek died July 25, 2016 in her home in Clackamas, Ore., where she had been living since July 2015. Family and friends will celebrate her life at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 at the home of of her daughter and son-in-law, Shauna and Rick McReynolds in Oregon City, Ore.
Gloria was born Dec. 7, 1935 in Enterprise to William DeVore and Geneva (Roupe) Zurcher, both from pioneer families of Enterprise and Joseph. Gloria enjoyed her childhood in Enterprise until she graduated from Enterprise High School in 1954. Gloria spent some time at Oregon State University before going on to beauty School and becoming a hair dresser. She married Richard (Dick) Dusek from Estacada, Ore., in 1957, and a year later bought a filbert orchard in the Estacada area. Later they built their second home on Clear Creek in the same area. They spent most vacations coming home to Wallowa County to relax and enjoy the lake. She began working for Estacada School District when her daughters started school and continued working for there for 17 years.
Gloria is survived by three daughters — Shauna McReynolds, Shelly Adamson and Tanya Kathan — and their husbands; six granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.