Gloria Jean Boughers
January 17,1959-January 13, 2022
Gloria Jean Boughers, 62, of Mineral, Virginia, died in her home on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Gloria, known as “Glo” to many of her friends and family, was born in Chicago, Illinois to John-Paul Schelling and Viola Jacqueline Davis.
During her early childhood, Gloria moved from Chicago to McLean, Virginia along with her older siblings, Donna and Larry, twins. As the baby in the family, nine years younger than her brother and sister, Gloria was doted on by her mother and father as well as her older siblings.
As a child, she cherished her cowboy boots and hat, and found a lifelong love of costuming and holiday decorations.
Graduating from Langley High School in McLean, Gloria went on to attend Piedmont College. In 1980 she married John Boughers, owner of B & B Lock and Key, and settled in Sterling, Virginia where they had two daughters, Jessica and Gail.
Gloria was a “super-Mom” to her cherished daughters, balancing work as a librarian while taking them to countless activities from soccer to swimming to beauty pageants where she would sew her girl’s outfits. She loved taking her girls on special trips including the family’s vacation home in the Outer Banks in North Carolina where she loved watching the sun rise on the beach and having tea parties.
Moving to Mineral, Virginia, in 1997 Gloria and her two daughters visited her parents home in Lake Anna often where the family enjoyed boating, jet skiing and spending nights lakeside, talking and laughing nonstop. Gloria also worked as a waitress at Chelsea Jo’s where she became a favorite to countless patrons.
A devoted daughter to both of her parents before they passed, Gloria loved walks on the beach, journaling, shopping, crafts, reading books and devotional prayers. She shared her many interests with her children and her three grandchildren Owen, William and Isabella. Their “Nana” showered them with gifts and love.
During the last few years, Gloria also grew to love her chickens. But more than anything, Gloria lived for her family and friends. She touched countless lives and will continue to do so as she watches over us.
Gloria is survived by her sister Donna, her daughters Jessica and Gail and her three grandchildren Owen (15), William (7) and Isabella (4).
A visitation will be held from 1-2pm Sunday, May 1st at Woodward funeral home with a memorial service following the visitation at 2pm Sunday, May 1st 2022 at Woodward Funeral Home
So so sorry for your loss. We were just getting to know each other as we were 2nd cousins on the Arthur and Viola Davis side.
We send each of you our Deepest Deepest Sympathies. 💕
My thoughts and prayers are being sent up to God. May God be with the family during their time of Grief. My condolences are being sent out to the family. She will be missed by many and she was loved by many.
I am so thankful to have met Gloria whilst she was visiting her dear sister, Donna. Blessings on the whole family.
Absolutely honored to have known and grown up with not just Gloria, but Jessica and Gail as well. She was always smiling and always quick to make everyone laugh. She is greatly missed. Lots of love to the family!
She was also married to my father who loved her as well as she loved him Fred Fillingame who she was with from 2003 to present I know he misses her as well as he talks about her daily I have told him countless times that she’s is watching over him prayers for all the family involved and prayers
For my father as well as the rest of the family who misses her
Hi Jessica , what a wonderful description of your mom, so sorry I didn’t get to know her better. At your wedding is the only time we crossed path, and I regret very much missing out on getting to know her better. Lourdes loved her and You very much and that suffice for me. Lourdes’ people reading ability was never questionable. We miss her so much!And OMG ,62 is way too early to leave us. How is your sister doing? Unfortunately we won’t be able to attend the Cervice for your mom because we are still in Hawaii Love to all Raymond and Dora.
My dearest friend. We grew up together swimming at our swim club in McLean and playing for countless hours with Trolls, Barbies and in our backyards . We were best friends and enjoyed growing up next door to each other. She will be greatly missed. I am sure she is watching over her family and enjoying everything they do.
She was a really good friend to me and when I found out she passed away I was in total shock.i will miss her dearly
What a beautiful obituary!! Glo was an amazing woman who touched countless lives in her time on earth. There is no doubt that she is livening things up there in heaven! 💕 Jessica and Gail this is so heartbreaking , but only time can heal the terrible sudden loss of your very special mother. We wish we could have gotten to know her better! May the Lord bless you all at this difficult time.. our thoughts are always with you and the whole family 😘💕💕
We only met Gloria a few times- and could see she was a very happy person. We are sorry we did not have time to get to know her better. We ask Oor Lord to stay close to her and her family- now- and always.
We are so sorry, Jessica and Gail, for the loss of your beautiful mom and Owen, William, and Bella’s loving grandmother. We came to know Glo and all of you, one week at a time, over our many years together at Seascape. How we will miss her in June and beyond.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and celebrating Glo’s life with you. We hope your mom’s love will sustain you and fond memories will bring you peace.
Our sincere condolences to Jessica, Gail and all the family. We met Gloria during Jessica’s and John Paul’s Wedding and we regret not sharing with her more time with our families. We are very saddened by her loss but thank God that Isabella got to know both of her Grandmothers. Our prayers for her, with the faith that she is with God now, looking after all her loved ones.