Obituary for Gloria Gauna

Gloria Gauna passed away on Aug. 1, 2020, in Safford. She was born on Nov. 26, 1935, in Morenci, Arizona to Juan Borjon and Refugio Macias Borjon, with siblings Magdalena, Ruben, Juan Jr. (twin), Rosa, Stella, Esperanza, Mary, Felix, Virginia, Leticia, Sammy, and Magdalena “Maggie”.

Gloria married Apolinar Gauna in Solomonville in 1967. She enjoyed her Bud Light, baking cakes, knitting, loved dancing, and was a collector of angel figurines. She was a second mother to all her nieces and nephews because she couldn’t have children of her own.  She loved them all.

Gloria was a joker of many trades and would always say, “get me another beer!” She had a heart of gold and was always willing to hand out money to her nieces and nephews. She always went the extra mile for her family. She lived a wonderful and blessed life.

She is survived by her siblings, Stella B. Ruiz, Esperanza Patina, Virginia Flores, Leticia Mata, and Magdalena “Maggie” Torres.

Gloria Gauna

Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Apolinar Gauna; her parents, Juan and Refugio Borjon; her brothers, Ruben Huerta, Juan Borjon Jr., Felix Borjon, Sammy Gonzales; her sisters, Magdalena Cervantez, Rosa Macias, and Mary Borjon; two infant brothers, and one infant sister who died at an early age.

There was a viewing for Gloria on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 8 a.m., followed by the funeral services at 9 a.m. at the McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in the San Jose Cemetery following services.

Arrangements were under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at

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