Gloria R. Bergeron, 85, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at her home.
She was born April 25, 1927, in Mechanic Falls, Maine.
She was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Jefferson. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Her husband, Roland G. Bergeron, died in 1992; a daughter, Sandra Timmerman, passed away in 1994.
She had lived in Cleveland since 1953. Her husband had worked at Bowater Paper Company.
She dedicated her life doing various volunteer work. She was a Scout leader, and a leader for many years with Junior League Bowling. For many years she was actively involved with her church, St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. She served as secretary of Ways and Means along with being president of St. Therese Altar Society. A white elephant store was opened for the poor under her direction. [
She was a Bradley Memorial Hospital volunteer for five years. She also worked with Progress for People taking care of the needs of 26 families in the surrounding area. She became the second president of the L.O.E. and served a period of two years.
She also served as a member of the board of directors of the Cleveland Boys Club. She also loved animals and was a member of the National Animal Society for many years. Recently she wanted to help the Ark of Cleveland, a wonderful organization.
After the death of her daughter, her grandsons became her life. She loved people and helped whenever she could.
She is survived by three grandsons: Chad and Adam Timmerman of Cleveland, and Shaun Timmerman of Knoxville; two great-grandsons: Brandon and Joshua Timmerman of Knoxville; one nephew, Edward Small of Raleigh, N.C.; and two nieces: Starr Almond of Sanford, Maine and Pamela Taylor of Danvers, Mass.
There will be no service at this time.
Donations may be made to St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church Building Fund, 900 Clingan Ridge Drive N.W., Cleveland TN 37312 or The Ark of Cleveland, Inc. P.O. Box 2667, Cleveland TN.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Bergeron family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.