Gloria J. Mendham, of Vicksburg passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at the age of 77. She was born on June 10, 1945 in Vicksburg. She was the daughter of Kenneth and Rena (Vermeulen) Caswell. Growing up, she attended Vicksburg Community Schools and graduated from Vicksburg High School with the Class of 1963. Three short years later on September 3, 1966 she married the love of her life Jim Mendham at the Portage Methodist Church, Gloria continued her education and obtained her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She worked as an Administrative Assistant until she retired in 2003 at what is now known as Pfizer. More recently she was a consultant for Stampin’ Up!
Gloria and Jim were members of the Rod Benders Car Club of West Michigan and National Street Rod Association. She loved to spend time in her flower garden, crafting and watching her game shows. Gloria had a group of friends that were very special to her that traveled with her to casinos, shopping and playing cards. The pride of her life was her family and attended events of her grandchildren. And one can’t forget her two cats, Joey and Ash, whom she adopted.
Gloria Mendham’s family will remember her as loving, outgoing with a bit of strong-willed personality, she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her two sons: Daniel (Aimee) Mendham of Fulton and Jason (Rachael) Mendham of Schoolcraft; four grandchildren: Jacob, Tanner, Shelby and Olivia; two brothers: Kerry (Robin) Caswell of Schoolcraft, and Calvin (Michelle) Caswell of Portage; her mother-in-law: Arliss Mendham of Newaygo; her brother and sisters-in-law: Jeffrey Mendham of Vicksburg; Barbara Sabia of Vicksburg; Bonnie Mendham of Portage; and Nancy Brown of Vicksburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband: Jim, son: David James, granddaughter: Kaylee Jean, parents: Kenneth and Rena Caswell, and father-in-law: Owen Mendham. Brother-in-laws: Frank Sabia and Dave Brown.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 11 am at the funeral home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10 am. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at the South Portage Cemetery.
While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Gloria’s guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.
The Mendham’s are being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 409 South Main Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.