Gloria May Post

Published 2:24 pm Friday, June 17, 2016

March 12, 1927 – Oct. 24, 2015

After a long battle with Alzheimer’s and COPD, Gloria Post went to her Heavenly home October 24th, 2015. Born Gloria May Levet March 12, 1927, to Margaret and Joseph Levet of Port Arthur, she survived the Great Depression and enjoyed a life rich with family, friends and opportunity. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School where she was a member of the Red Hussars. Her career included secretarial work, purchasing, publishing, editing, teaching and typesetting responsibilities with the Travelers Insurance, BF Goodrich, Port Neches Chronicle, Nederland Publishing Co, and Lamar University Press. Some of her fondest memories were from her work with the aspiring journalists on Lamar’s news staff.

Gloria met the love of her life, George Post, on a blind date in 1953. When work took him back to his home in New York, she followed, and they were married shortly thereafter. However, it didn’t take long for her to drag him back to Texas, which is where they agreed to raise their kids. After living in the Golden Triangle for 10 years, George’s career took the family to Wales, Great Britain, then to Houston, and finally settling in Beaumont for 27 years. Along the way, Gloria became known for her incredible culinary skills, hosting many socials in their home. She loved games of all types, including poker, dominoes, Scrabble and Bridge, and she was very competitive . She was also an excellent seamstress, and no matter where they lived, she always grew the most beautiful roses in town. Her hobbies included furniture restoration, stained glass, decoupage, and collecting antiques, and in her younger years, she could finish the New York Times crossword in nothing flat! She loved to go dancing at the Pompano Club, but was also content curling up with a Jimmy Stewart movie or cleaning house while singing to Fiddler on the Roof.

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In 1999, searching for a simpler life, George and Gloria moved to Crystal Beach, where they became actively involved in the Bay Vue United Methodist Church, he with his carpentry skills and baritone voice, and she with her love for cooking and entertaining. They enjoyed fishing, grilling with friends, spoiling their grandchildren or simply watching those incredible sunsets. Gloria loved the sound of the waves, the breeze on her face, and especially feeding the seagulls. Sadly, in 2008, Hurricane Ike took their home, and they relocated to Austin.

Gloria loved to travel, seeing new places and experiencing different cultures. Throughout her life, she travelled to all but two of the United States . She and George visited Mexico, Canada, all of Great Britain, numerous European countries, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If not for health issues, they would have continued making their mark across the globe!

Gloria is predeceased by her parents, Maggie and Joseph, her brother Joe Levet and his wife Opal, and her brother Tom Levet. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, George Post, son Keith Post and wife Susan, daughter Christy Bearden and husband David, grandchildren Lauren, Brittany, Nick, Andi and Tommy. She is also survived by sister-in-law Cathy Levet, her dog Coco, and numerous nieces, nephews and life-long friends.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 5th, at 1:00 p.m. at Bay Vue United Methodist Church, 1411 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX, 77650. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church .