Liz Gluch, 73

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Ann Elizabeth "Liz" Gluch, 73, of Glenns Ferry died, Oct. 25, 2005, in Roswell, N.M., after a battle against cancer.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at the LDS church in Glenns Ferry.

Liz was born May 21, 1932, in Olkamulgee, Okla., to Hattie and Ross Loe. Her mother died when Liz was just three years old, and her father moved the family, including Liz's sister, Ruth, and brother, Weldon, to Idaho. She attended school in Marsing and Homedale.

While attending school she met Ralph Gluch from Jordan Valley, Ore. They were wed in 1950. From that union were born four children, Margaret, Cindy, Cheryl and Jim.

Ralph and Liz owned and operated a tavern near Marsing before going to work for Hubert Nettleton in Murphy.

In 1960, the Gluchs moved to Boise where Liz worked for the Ada County Sheriff's office and Department of Parole.

The family moved to Glenns Ferry in 1962 and both Ralph and Liz went to work for a banker.

The Gluchs eventually went into business for themselves operating a small dairy in King Hill. Later, Liz opened up a real estate and insurance agency in Glenns Ferry, and was part owner in a grocery store.

She was an active member of the community serving on the boards of several local and county agencies.

Liz was a devoted Boise State Bronco football fan.

After retiring from the real estate and insurance business, Liz enjoyed traveling with her special friends.

Liz is survived by: her children, Margaret Stewart, Cheryl (Delman) McCallister, Cindy (Jay) Wilde, all of Glenns Ferry, and Jim (Mary) Gluch of Hammett; extended family members Fran (Jim) Smith of Iowa; Linda (Bob) Black of Bruneau and Dennis (Jill) Laib of Glenns Ferry; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, her parents, her brother, Weldon Loe, and sisters Estele Thurman, and Ruth (Larry) Simpkins.

Memorials may be made to the Glenns Ferry Disaster Fund, c/o Juanita Presnell, P.O. Box 351, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623

Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Homes, McMurtry Chapel of Mountain Home.