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.
St Joseph's Indian School
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