Gloria Ann Showmaker (née Snyder) passed away October 4, 2018, at her daughter’s home surrounded by the love and care of her family.
Gloria was born May 11, 1933, in Eudora, Kansas, to Rita Lillian Everley. She was raised by her mother, grandmother (Vina Everley), and grandfather (John Everley). After completing school, she married Donald Edward Baxter in 1952 and traveled during his career in the U.S. Air Force to Germany and Holland. During these years, she and Donald had four children, Dawn Kay, Michelle Gay, Michael Ray, and Kimberly May. They returned to the United States permanently in 1967, when her husband was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho.
Gloria had a passion for the antique business and had her own shop in Boise called The Clock Shop for several years. She remarried in 1974 to Donald Showmaker, traveling to antique shows after the retirement from her shop, and eventually settled along the Snake River in Marsing, Idaho.
Gloria was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, affectionately known as Don Juan and Don Two. She is survived by her children Dawn (John) Ogan, Michelle (William) Miller, Michael (Pamela) Baxter, and Kimberly Blankenship; stepchildren Renae (Pat) Claytor and Ellen (Reed) Langrill; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
During the last years of her life, she found joy in her family, the family dogs, and caring for her flowers. She will be laid to rest in Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, October 8, at 1:00 pm. Anyone wishing to donate in her memory are requested to give to The Alzheimer’s Association or support her family’s team (Family and Friends of Gloria Showmaker) walking in next year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She was very loved and will be greatly missed by those who love her, and we wish her eternal happiness in her new life.