September 03, 1944 – January 30, 2019
Gloria was born in Yuba City, California finished high school at Clovis High. She moved to Bonners Ferry, ID around 1975 with her 3 children Tonya, Todd and Terrie to the family homestead owed by parents Everett and Harold Dean Virden. Kevin and Gloria started dating around 1976 and married on 10/11/1986.
Gloria kept busy doing many different jobs around town. She started working at the Boundary County Restorium in the late 80’s, worked there until she retired. But her most favorite job was being a wife, a mom, a grandma and a great grandma. She was always busy with her hands if she was not crocheting you could find her outside working in her flower garden. Even though most the flowers would not make it she still kept trying. Kevin and her loved to travel and go on different t adventures as their schedule would allow. She loved having family get-togethers so she could love on everyone she held dear to her heart. She always tried to make it to her grandkids and great grandkids sporting events to cheer them on. She was a little spitfire and very stubborn, she knew what she wanted and no one was going to stop her. She will be missed by many.
There will be a Celebration of Life potluck for Gloria at the Badger Den on February 10th 2019 at 3:30 p.m. If you would like to bring a dish please contact either Terri Smith 208-610-4326 or Joy Schmitz 208-610-4535 for more information.
Preceded in death by her father Everett Virden, mother Harold Dean Virden, Uncle Arnold Phearson, daughter Toyna Cokenour.
She is survived by her husband Kevin L Kjos, brother Ronald (& wife Thelia) Virden, sister Judy (& husband Jim) Musial, her son Todd (& wife Joy) Schmitz, her daughter Terrie (& husband Carl) Smith, grandson Nathan ( & wife Crystal) Anton, granddaughter Tina Anton, granddaughter Samantha Schmitz, grandson Mathew Cokenour, grandson Brandon Schmitz, grandson C.J. Smith, great-grand children Keegan Frederickson, Zayne Frederickson, Harley Anton , Addin Anton , Kaylana Anton, Keira Anton, and many nieces and nephews.