Gloria (Baer) Ferry, age 64, passed away peacefully, on the evening of December 30, 2021, at her home in Gaylord, surrounded and comforted by her loved ones.
She was born on December 19, 1957, to Eugene and Wilma (Fisher) Baer, in Bad Axe, Michigan. Gloria was the third daughter of eight children.
Family and friends referred to Gloria as “GG,” “Glo,” “Josephine,” “Homie G-Dog,” “Mamacita,” “Aunt Govies,” and many other nicknames.
Gloria lived a life full of love, laughter, fun, and independence. She enjoyed shooting pool, riding her motorcycle, dancing, and singing. She rode her motorcycle in countless Hogtown runs. She was a “pool shark” and on multiple occasions, participated in high tournament play in Las Vegas. She was a proud member of Gaylord’s Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE).
Gloria was known for her free-spiritedness, fierceness, and spunk. She was a fighter who welcomed many challenges, including her fight against acute myeloid leukemia, in 2014. She conquered this with the support from her brother’s (Jim Baer) bone marrow transplant. This allowed her to live another seven beautiful years, in her cabin, along Otsego Lake in Gaylord, near her children and grandchildren.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her five children, Leonard (Malissa) Ferry IV, Courtney Ferry, Derak (Janise) Ferry, Morgan Jackson, and Chad Jackson; eleven grandchildren; seven siblings; and a host of nieces and nephews. She loved her family more than life itself.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents. When Gloria passed away, she rode her motorcycle into the sunset. She was welcomed into heaven with open arms, by her mother and father, and most of all, God. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
A private funeral service will take place Tuesday, January 4, 2022, with her children and siblings. In addition, the family has chosen to memorialize Gloria with a Celebration of Life to be held in Brown City, Michigan, in the summer of 2022.
The funeral service can be viewed online through Facebook at https://fb.watch/ak5McNT4k1/, starting at 3:00 p.m.
The family would like to express their gratitude to everyone, for their prayers and kind words. They would like to extend a special thank you to Jody Eastman for her outstanding care at Otsego Memorial Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego County Ladies Pool League, PO Box 165, Vanderbilt, MI 49795.