Category Archives: Family
February 17th, 1927 – October 11th, 2016
Gloria Jean Asher passed away peacefully on the early morning of Tuesday October 11th in the care of her family in Hayward, California.
She was 89 years old.
Gloria was born in Ogden, Utah to Chris and Hally Rasmussen on Thursday, February 17th, 1927. Her father Chris was a brick mason and contractor in Provo, Utah and served as the president of the Brick Layer’s Union in that town. In her teenage years Gloria worked in Zion National Park and also sang for weddings and other occasions.
Gloria met her husband Lawrence G. Asher and they were married on August 21st, 1948. They had three children during their marriage: Chris, Marcia, and Lawrence. Gloria and Lawrence divorced after 14 years of marriage and Gloria went to college at Brigham Young University to obtain her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Business. She went on to work for the many branches of the Federal Government for 20 years.
Gloria enjoyed dancing, painting, taking care of her many cats over the years (including the neighborhood strays), and hanging out with her family and grandchildren.
Gloria is survived by her daughter Marcy Santana (Hayward, CA) and son Larry Asher (Gold River, CA). Her son Chris preceded her in death in 2012. Gloria has three grandchildren: Jennifer, Brian, and Aaron and two great grandchildren Liam and Milo.
Gloria’s family plans to celebrate her life and scatter her ashes in Hawaii sometime in the future. If you wish, her family requests donations in her memory towards Alzheimer’s research.`
I had a great time in Half Moon Bay with my daughter Jennifer, her husband Mark and my grandsons Liam and Milo on Thanksgiving.
Franks orbit in the New York Times:
Another nice orbit about Frank today in the LA Times:
Brian is organizing a memorial for Frank at the San Francisco Women’s Building on Friday, August 8th at 7pm. This event is open to the public and we hope to see you there to celebrate the life of our friend and hero!
On Saturday, February 1, 2014, we adopted Sparky from Berkeley Humane Society. He is a 2 year old poodle mix. He likes kids and other dogs. He doesn’t shed so I’m not allergic to him. He loves to go on walks. We are having fun with our new doggie.
The week before Christmas I went to Frank and Brian’s house to decorate Frank’s Christmas tree.
I took a walk around the piers in San Francisco to see the Christmas decorations. This Burning Man art was in front of the Exploratorium. I saw this at the Burning Man Festival a few years ago.
Christmas tree at Pier 39.
Christmas morning at my daughter’s house.
My grandson Liam excited to open his stocking.
Liam and Milo opening their presents.
My mom and and grandson’s Liam and Milo.
Grandma Janet and Milo.
My 87 year old mother Gloria.
Me and my mom on Christmas morning.
Milo playing with his new toys.
Milo likes the rocking horse I got him.
My daughter Jennifer and her sons.
Me and Milo on Christmas morning.