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Gloria Charlotte (Bardeau) Smith

Gloria Charlotte (Bardeau) Smith

Gloria Charlotte (Bardeau) Smith was born in Rochester, NY on May 27, 1923.

Gloria Smith was a long term resident of Alexandria, MN since 1964 when her husband Bruce P. Smith, had purchased the "Hamm's Beer" distributorship in Alexandria. Therefore, the family moved from Faribault, MN which was Bruce's hometown to Alexandria for the start of the new school year, fall of 64.

Gloria passed away peacefully under Knute Nelson Hospice Care on April 26th, she was 95 years old.

Gloria was an incredible woman, she raised on her own, four amazing children after the early and untimely death of her husband Bruce on August 28, 1967.

Gloria was a voracious reader gifted debater and had a rapier wit.

Her most proud accomplishment was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she dearly loved.

Gloria is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Henderson and Barbara Durand; Sons Bruce (Cheryl) and Scott (Sue); grandchildren Jennifer (Christopher) Doyle, Christopher Boyd, Melissa (Mark) Campbell, Elizabeth Durand, Emillie (Dustin) Wright, Matthew Smith, Courtney (Adam) Fine, Hunter and Sam Smith. She is also survived by her great Grandchildren: Summer & Wilder Campbell and Addison Fine and her sister in-law June Smith and brother in-law Delbert Caron.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Bruce; Parents Frederich & Grace Bardeau; sister Grace (Ray) Laws; sister in-law Olive Caron; brother in-law's George and Dr. Wayne Smith; and father and mother in-law Lucias and Emma Smith.

Services will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.