Aug 312012

Gloria Jean Heward Stanislawski, 67, of Mesa, who grew up and attended school in Holbrook, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the United Methodist Church in Holbrook.
Gloria was born on Aug. 31, 1944, in Temple, Texas, where her father, Robert Heward, was stationed in the Army at the time. She was married three times, and had three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Besides her role as a mother and homemaker, she also operated her own beauty salon while living in Texas, and worked for many years in Tucson as a real estate and mobile home salesperson. In recent years, she moved next door to the Mesa home of her parents, Robert and Donalee Heward, and took an active role in their care during their final years.
Survivors include her three daughters, Lisa Tilson, Valerie Otero and Venitia Guerrieri, all of Chandler; and three brothers, David, Edward and Brad.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family has requested that anyone wishing to do so please make a donation in Gloria’s memory to the Navajo County Historical Society, 100 E. Arizona St., Holbrook, Ariz. 86025.