Gloria Jean (Scott) Miglia


TORRINGTON – Gloria Jean (Jean) Miglia, 77, died Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., with family by her side.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at All Saint’s Episcopal Church. There will be a small reception in the basement of the church following services. 

Since Gloria enjoyed helping others, memorials may be given to the All Saint’s Episcopal Church Outreach Committee or Gracie’s Promise. Cremation has taken place.

Gloria was born July 21, 1942, in Wewoka, Okla., to Clifford Alvin and Lorene Estelle (Hubbard) Scott. She attended middle school in Scottsbluff, Neb., and graduated high school in Newcastle.

Gloria married Ronald Gene Miglia on Feb, 8, 1964, in Newcastle. Two daughters were born to this union: Paula Ann and Alison Christine. A year after Paula was born, Gloria and Ron moved to Philip, S.D. Gloria lived in a variety of different communities including Torrington; Scottsbluff; Spearfish, S.D., and Gering, Neb. 

She finally ended up in Torrington where she lived until she passed. Gloria and Ron later divorced but remained friends until his passing.

She was a jack of all trades. For many years she worked for Cal-Gas while living in Philip. She also spent five years as a veterinary assistant. Most of her employment history included working as a bookkeeper. She could do anything with numbers. 

Gloria enjoyed working with her hands as well. She did a lot of woodworking projects and built many things for her daughters. Gloria could repair anything as well. She did not believe in calling in someone else to do the work.

Gloria was a very giving person. She would do anything for anyone. In fact, she made the final move back to Torrington in order to help her older daughter get her master’s degree. Paula and her husband had just adopted a young girl and Gloria took care of her and the household so that Paula could concentrate on her job during the day and her schoolwork at night.

Gloria became a member of All Saint’s Episcopal Church and immediately dove in to helping others there. She became a member of the Outreach Committee and later became president. Gloria was always concerned about others and how she could help them. One Christmas, she took 20 names off of the giving tree at Shopko and filled their Christmas lists. 

Gloria finally decided to rest on March 2, 2020.

Gloria is survived by her two daughters and their children; Paula Krotz, Scott and Katie Krotz, Hayley Krotz of Torrington and Alison Morris and Billy Morris of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; and a few other family members across the country. 

Preceding her in death were her grandparents; parent; two brothers, Ross and Rocky Scott; ex-husband Ronald Miglia; sons-in-law, Melvin Krotz and William Morris and a variety of aunts, uncles and other family members.

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