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Gladys Vera

September 23, 1932 ~ March 18, 2019 (age 86)

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Gladys Vera was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on September 23, 1932.  A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she accompanied her Air Force husband and family throughout many countries around the world.  She was a stay-at-home mom who put God and family first and took care of the family whenever her husband was deployed away from home.  She was very creative and artistic - oil painting, ceramics, quilling, and cloth-making, adding a special touch to the clothes that she designed and created.  But her real passion was gardening, where she displayed a green thumb especially with roses, orchids, and hibiscus.  She is survived by her husband, Nelson, and 3 children - Nelson Thomas Vera from Colorado Springs, CO; Glenn Vera, from Melbourne, FL; and Arlene Elizabeth Carlock from Orlando, FL, as well as 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School or The American Cancer Society (she was a breast cancer survivor).  She will be buried at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.

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Private Viewing
March 23, 2019

10:00 AM
St John the Evangelist Catholic Church
5655 Stadium Parkway
Melbourne, FL 32940

Funeral Mass
March 23, 2019

11:00 AM
St John the Evangelist Catholic Church
5655 Stadium Parkway
Melbourne, FL 32940

Graveside Service
March 25, 2019

9:00 AM
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
5525 US-1
Scottsmoor, FL 32754


St Joseph's Indian School
1301 North Main Street, Chamberlain SD 57325
Tel: 1-800-341-2235

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