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Obituary for Gloria Jean (Wright) Ostrom

Gloria Jean Ostrom, age 76, of Portland, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was born in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Vertral and Dorothy (Mallor) Wright. She worked alongside her husband at their business, Al's Utility Contracting. Gloria enjoyed traveling with her husband and taking trips Up North. She loved reading, sewing, crocheting, knitting, and crafting; but most of all, Gloria treasured her family and grandchildren.

Preceding Gloria in death are her parents; beloved husband of 53 years, Ellis "Al" Ostrom; and brothers, Larry and Don Wright. She is survived by her three children, Al Ostrom, Jr., Jackie Ostrom, and Tina (Anthony) Smiley; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother-in-law, Don (Lyn) Ostrom; and sisters-in-law, Susie and Sharon Wright.

Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Gloria. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at

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