Guam - A state funeral for Gloria Nelson will be held Tuesday. Nelson died last Sunday after battling cancer for several years. She was best known for her involvement in island education, having served as a former director of education, chairperson of the elected Territorial Board of Education and a member of the Joint Board of Education.

She was also a former chairperson of the Guam Election Commission, was elected to the Consolidated Commission on Utilities and was the interim chairperson of the Democratic Party of Guam.

The state funeral begins at 8am on Tuesday at the Legislative Session Hall.