GLORIA L. CARR April 27, 1927 - April 12, 2021
Gloria (“Go-Go”) was born to Glen Laughlin and Cora Irene Parady in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Gloria graduated from New Castle High School and after a couple of years moved to Los Angeles, Ca. Her dream was to become a professional model. In fact, she became a very successful model in Beverly Hills. One of her early modeling jobs was in TV doing commercials for Maybelline Eye Make-up. By 1954, through her modeling she was chosen to be the spokesperson for the Western Harness Horse Association and her title was “Girl of the Golden West.” She married Forrest McDavid and had a daughter, Melanie. She continued her modeling in Los Angeles and moved to Manhattan Beach, Ca. She met and married Frank Carr at the beach and remained married for 52 years. They had a daughter, Corene. In 2015 at the age of 50, Corene lost her battle with cancer. In 1970, the family moved to northern California and finally to Blackhawk. At the age of 50, Gloria went back to college (Diablo Valley) and earned an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education. She opened a daycare center and was successful for many years until she retired. She was one of the original members of the Blackhawk Bible Study and also East Bay Fellowship, now The Rock. She was active in many bible studies in the Danville and San Ramon area including one at her residence for several years. She leaves behind Frank Carr (husband), Melanie McDavid (daughter) and Ryan Carlson (grandson). A private service to be held at Oakmont Mortuary in Lafayette, CA. A celebration of life will be held at a later date
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