Gloria's Story

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Gloria Beth Bearden Lang was born March 11, 1939 in Jacksonville, Texas to JD and Kathleen Bearden and passed away January 18, 2017. She was married to William F. (Bill) Lang for 37 1/2 years until his death in 1997. Beth was also predeceased by her parents and her daughter, Lisa Leigh Lang.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Scott Lang and partner Michael Castro, Jeff Lang and wife Erin Lang. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Jacob Lang and Benjamin Wilson. She is also survived by her Uncle Lloyd Bearden; stepmother, Jean Bearden and daughters Paula Jones and Patti Blakley; sister in-law, Carol Thompson; brother in-law, John Lang and a host of friends.
Bill and Beth owned and operated Lang's Jewelry as well as Beth was a partner in Bearden Furniture.
She enjoyed and made countless memories of her time at Cherokee Hunting Club III, where she helped shape the outdoor lives of many sons, daughters & friends. Beth also enjoyed a lifetime of memories in the mountains around Creede, Colorado, where she loved to sit on the side of a lake or stream and constantly out fish all those around her, every time! She loved to camp just about anywhere and always had food for all! While these were all great memories for Beth, she made countless memories for those she was with, as well.
Along with the outdoors, Beth was an avid traveler, a passionate cook and bridge player. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church and volunteered in the church's program feeding the homeless and needy. She also served as a Pink Lady at ETMC formally known as Nan Travis Hospital.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 24th at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville with Barbara Hugghins officiating.
Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701 or at www.hospiceofeasttexas.org
Published on January 20, 2017
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