July 25, 1933 ~ October 9, 2015 (age 82)


Funeral services for Gloria “Kay” Haralson, 82, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Tom Strock of First Baptist Church in Lusk, Wyoming officiating.  Inurnment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
Kay Haralson died Friday, October 9, 2015 in Escondido, California.
Kay was born on Tuesday, July 25, 1933 in Wheatland, Wyoming the daughter of Edward M. and Esther Rose (McCormick) Ryder.
She grew up in Douglas, where she would meet and marry Gleason Haralson. Gleason and Kay were married on March 3, 1951. Soon after, they wel¬comed their sons Rocky, Rance, Rick and Randy.
While raising four sons, Kay did the books for the family service station in Douglas, but being a mom was a full time job. Kay lived in various places including North Dakota and South Dakota; and after the boys graduated from high school in Douglas, the family moved to Sidney, Montana, in 1974. In the mid 1980’s, she and Gleason moved to California to live out their retirement years where there was plenty of nice weather and sunshine.
Kay had several passions in life; she loved to travel and went to many places around the world. It was not uncommon to find out she had taken off by herself on a cruise ship to a far off place for weeks at a time. Kay was an avid bowler in her younger days, liked to golf and she often played bridge with her friends. She was a Bridge Master and taught a lot of people the game, and was an active member of the Western Confer¬ence Contract Bridge Forum in California. When not playing bridge, you could always find her losing herself in a good book.
Kay is preceded in death by her parents; husband Gleason Haralson, October 9, 1991; brother, Edward Keith Ryder, on February 3, 2010; and sister-in-law, LaVonne Ryder, on December 28, 2008.
Survivors are sons Rocky (Laura), Rance (Colleen), Rick (Dawna) and Randy (Desta); grandchildren are Dustin, Lacie, Trent, Clint, Rocky, Greg, Amber, Jasmyn, and Lexie. Kay was also a proud great grandmother of McKenna, Micah, Marrett, Elsie, Callie, Trey, Dakotah, and Riley.
The family would like to also say a special “thank you” to Kay’s friend and confidant, Marcine Pollard. Marcie was always there for her in many ways.
Now united for eternity, Gleason and Kay passed away on the same day, October 9th.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Funeral Service
July 23, 2016

10:00 AM
Gorman Funeral Homes
P.O. Box X 1147 Cheyenne St
Douglas, WY 82633

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