KENNEDY, Gloria Ann

Date of Birth

May 8, 1944

Date of Death

July 20, 2021

Born in San Fernando, California on May 8, 1944 to Robert Escudero Yribe and Angelita Vidal. She was the eldest of nine children. As the eldest child, she always helped her parents take care of her siblings. She passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021.

Gloria attended San Fernando
Elementary School, San Fernando
Junior High and San Fernando High
She earned Certificates of
Professional Designation in
Purchasing Management and
Supervisors Development Skills
from UCLA.

Gloria married and gave birth to her
only daughter, Kelly Ann in 1964.
She moved to Santa Barbara and
began working for the City of Santa
Barbara, California.

Gloria retired after 35 years with the City of Santa Barbara in the Finance Department as a Finance Supervisor and previously as a Buyer in the Purchasing Office.

She loved living in beautiful Santa Barbara where she made her home for 53 years. She always remembered family members and friends on their birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions with hand-written cards.

Gloria loved traveling throughout the world; almost every continent. She loved her cruises to new and
exciting countries. She took many culinary classes and some of her favorite restaurants were The Montecito Inn, The Four Seasons, Brophy Bros and The BoatHouse at Hendry’s Beach, just to name a few.

Gloria is predeceased by her daughter Kelly, her Father Robert, and her brothers Robert Jr. and Danny.

Gloria is survived by her grandchildren Garrick (Adriana) and Angel (Thor); her great-grandsons Alexander, Hayden and Sylas. She is also survived by her Mother, brothers, sisters, many nieces and nephews, Aunts, Uncle, many cousins and friends.

We will always remember her with a
huge smile and especially with a
champagne flute in her hand. We
love you, miss you and will toast to
you as we all say farewell.


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