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Gloria Dopita

February 24, 1936 — June 3, 2024

Gloria Mae Webb Dopita, 88, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away in Pocatello, ID on June 3, 2024. Gloria will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Gloria was born February 24, 1936 in Twin Falls, ID to LeRoy and Ardis Webb. She was the second of six children. Being the oldest daughter she was often helping her mom with the rest of her siblings. Through the years the family moved around Idaho several times with Gloria going to nine different schools in twelve years. She was always a good student and loved to read. After spending half of her sophomore year in Pocatello, she moved back to Twin Falls to finish her last 2 years and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1954, #12 in her class of 200. After high school, she went to Twin Falls Business College, graduating in 1955. While there she developed the ability to write in shorthand, which she would use against her family when she wrote notes on the bottom of Christmas packages so only she knew who they were for and what it was.

One night in December while cruising in Twin Falls with her sister Nola, Gloria met a handsome Marine named Dale Dopita, who was on leave to visit family. By the time Dale’s leave was over, they were going steady and began a correspondence until he was released from service and returned to Twin Falls to be with his sweetheart. In May 1957, he proposed at the bottom of Shoshone Falls and they were married July 5, 1957. Dale and Gloria celebrated 66 years of marriage with lots of love, laughter, and adventures while raising their family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always making her family laugh from the funny things she would say and faces she would make.

In 1959, Dale and Gloria moved to Pocatello for Dale to go to school and Gloria started her career with the Southeastern District Health Department. She worked for 36 years as the administrative assistant to three directors. She was also the Bannock County register, signing many birth certificates. If you were born in Bannock County between 1961 and 1995 look at your birth certificate, you may see her signature.

Gloria and Dale loved to travel with family and friends. The most notable vacations were going to Redfish Lake every summer where she loved to sit on the beach and read. After retirement, Dale and Gloria began spending winters in Arizona and California, making many new friends along the way that they would see every year. In retirement, they also traveled cross country several times to see the sights and made it to 49 of 50 states.

A member of the LDS church, Gloria held many positions through the years, from Primary, to Young Women’s, and Relief Society. Her favorite was serving in the library with her two little twin assistants.

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Dale on April 24, 2024.

Gloria is survived by her children, daughter Denise, son Dan (Katy) of Pocatello, twin daughters Katie and Heidi of Brooklyn, NY and grandchildren Colt Dopita, Cameron Dopita (Casey Baldyga), Drew Dopita, Andrea (Michael) Klaas, Krista (Greg) Wilson, and Charles (Katie) Monroe and ten great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday June 12, 2024, 1:00 pm at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 South 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID. Please join us following the service for a luncheon and visiting at the LDS church, 8200 W Portneuf, Pocatello, ID.

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“Mom, we didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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