Obituary for Gloria Jean Carpenter

Gloria Jean Carpenter, of Pima, entered into eternity on Aug. 11, 2020, at her home with her loved ones at her side. Gloria was born on July 8, 1949, in Mesa, Arizona to parents  John David Boyd and Vivian Betty Marriott Boyd, with siblings, Johnny, Linda, and Jill.

Gloria graduated from Tempe High School in 1967 and, the following year, she married Ray Carpenter and they were blessed with six children, Shawna, Kara, Tanya, David, Darla, and Derek.

Gloria Jean Carpenter

She is survived by her children, Shawna Hall, Kara Jackson, Tanya Edgmon, David Carpenter, Darla Bennett, and Derek Carpenter, along with 17 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Carpenter, and her parents, John and Vivian Boyd.

A viewing was held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fort Thomas Chapel, with the funeral service beginning at 10 a.m.  Interment followed in the Eden Cemetery.

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