Gloria Edith (Bauer) Frank, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Desert Springs Hospital with her family at her side.
Gloria was born March 6, 1935 in St Louis, Missouri. Mrs Frank was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Edith Bauer, son in law Terry Welty, and great-grandson, Theodore Ora Welty.
She is survived and remembered by her loving husband, Robby Frank of Nevada; brother Jim Bauer of Missouri; daughter Robin Le Ann Welty, wife to Gloria’s favorite son in law, Franklin Welty of Indiana; nieces Holly (Bauer) Lane and Jill Helton, as well as their children, all of Missouri; Shauna & Seth Shafer of Indiana; Christopher & Megan Welty of Indiana; Amy & Jeremy Welsh of Kentucky; Kelly & Ben Smith of Indiana; Hope Welty of Indiana; Cara & Justin Hamilton of Indiana; and eight great-grandchildren.
At age 21, Gloria traveled to Sin City with a close group of friends. The trip began a life long love affair with the city of Las Vegas. She was a modern, independent woman, working as a receptionist for McDonnell Douglas until marrying in 1968 and becoming a wife, mother, and homemaker. Gloria and Robby shared many years together in St Louis. As a lifelong supporter of the Cardinals and a lover of the Arts, she frequented the ballpark, the Muny, The Fabulous Fox Theatre, and Queeny Park with friends and family. After retirement, the Franks traveled back to the city she loved. It was there Gloria indulged in penny slots, white wine, gourmet food, UNLV sports, the Bellagio Fountains, and her beloved Planet Hollywood.
Gloria lived as a loving wife, adoring mother, best big sister, true friend, as well as a timeless aunt and grandmother. Her loves were Zinfandel, her roses, birdwatching, catching her Soaps, and spoiling her grandchildren. “She never had a bad hair day.”
She will forever be treasured as an elegant, classy, graceful, supportive, and wonderful woman.
She is deeply loved and will be missed.
Services will be Monday April 5, 2021 at Valhalla Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. and the funeral will follow.