Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Gloria Dawn Bloom

01/11/1943 - 06/01/2024

Gloria Dawn Bloom, age 81, of Murphy, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Born to the late John and Esther Dietrich Sterner, Gloria was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Gloria was an accomplished artist who won numerous awards for her artwork. She was passionate about creating beautiful paintings, sculptures, stained glass, and quilts. Additionally, she took great pride in crafting intricate porcelain dolls. Her creativity extended beyond her art, as she was also an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with word games. Gloria’s family was the center of her life, and she cherished her 64 years of marriage.

Gloria was a beloved friend to many on Dickey Mountain and beyond. She enjoyed traveling with friends and doting on her family, creating cherished memories that will be remembered by all who knew her. Her gentle and loving spirit will live on and can be felt in the natural surroundings of Dickey Mountain.

Gloria was a faithful Christian and is now happy to be in the arms of those who met her in heaven, who are thrilled to have her home.

In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Sterner. She is survived by her devoted husband, Terrance Bloom; her son, Steven Bloom, and his wife, Lisa; her daughter, Catherine Bloom Holt, and her husband, Chad; her brothers, Leroy Sterner and Richard Sterner; and her beloved grandchildren, Raven Holt and Ciannan Holt.

A service to celebrate Gloria’s life will be held at Shady Grove Church, located at 198 Shady Grove Rd, Murphy, NC 28906, on September 5th, 2024, at 2:00 PM. For those attending Gloria’s memory celebration, accommodations are available at two local hotels in Murphy, North Carolina: The Hampton Inn, located at 1550 Andrews Road (telephone 828-837-1628), and The Best Western, located at 1522 Andrews Road (telephone 828-837-3060).

Gloria will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her spirit will live on through her art, the love she shared with her family and friends, and the memories she created during her travels and time spent with loved ones.

A poem for our much missed Gloria:

With gentle brush strokes, a world she painted,

A life of dreams and love, untainted.

A life adorned with hues so bright,

A beautiful woman, our guiding light.

Her spirit soared on wings of art,

Creating beauty from her heart.

Now in heaven's arms, she’s free to roam,

Gloria, our love, now at home.

In Murphy's heart, her story is told,

Of devotion strong, and hearts of gold.

Her passing leaves a canvas deep,

Colors of depth, we all now keep.

Now in skies aglow with hues unknown,

She paints the colors we've never known.

And she smiles.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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