State funeral held for Gloria Nelson - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

State funeral held for Gloria Nelson

Posted: Updated:

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - State funeral services were held today for the late Gloria Nelson. Senator Judi Guthertz said she was honored to be asked to deliver the eulogy by the Nelson family.  Senator Guthertz said Nelson along with the late Dr. Ione Wolf were "The Three Musketeers" and that Nelson was her best friend. She described her eulogy as a narrative between Gloria and herself.

"Gloria, thank you for being our role model," she announced. "Thank you for providing your friends and colleagues with your unique brand of no-nonsense, tough but yet compassionate practical and charismatic leadership."

She thanked her for returning home after earning her master's degree to devote her life to education and improving the lives of the people of Guam. Nelson was a pillar in the community who worked tirelessly to educate the island's children, advocate for the man'amko and ensure the government served the people. She was also a member of the Consolidated Commission on Utilities and the acting chairman of the Democratic Party of Guam. 

She passed away almost two weeks ago after a long battle with cancer.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • More judges disqualified from hearing Tenorio case

    More judges disqualified from hearing Tenorio case

    Three more judges are out - saying they can't hear the criminal case against Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio. According to Judge Maria Cenzon, she worked as legal counsel for the Calvo-Tenorio Administration before she took the bench. For Judge Michael Bordallo, it'More >>
    Three more judges are out - saying they can't hear the criminal case against Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio. According to Judge Maria Cenzon, she worked as legal counsel for the Calvo-Tenorio Administration before she took the bench. For Judge Michael Bordallo, it'More >>
  • Four men in line to be deported

    Four men in line to be deported

    Four men are being forced off the island. Governor Eddie Calvo signed commutations for the group.More >>
    Four men are being forced off the island. Governor Eddie Calvo signed commutations for the group.More >>
  • CCU approves solar rate modification

    CCU approves solar rate modification

    The Consolidated Commission on Utilities passed a resolution Tuesday for a new method to compute rates for solar power users. The CCU approved GPA's proposal to replace the current net metering credit with a "Value of Solar" policy. GPA contends that solaMore >>
    The Consolidated Commission on Utilities passed a resolution Tuesday for a new method to compute rates for solar power users. The CCU approved GPA's proposal to replace the current net metering credit with a "Value of Solar" policy. GPA contends that solaMore >>
Powered by Frankly