Loretta Beatrice Gleason died on December 29, 2007 in Crescent City. She was born on July 16, 1916 in Satchatchewan, Canada, the youngest of 5 children. Mrs Gleason was an 11-year resident of Del Norte County.

Mrs. Gleason loved roses, gardening, cross word puzzles and food. She worked as a waitress and also later as a police matron.

She is survived by daughter Nina Smith of Gasquet; her partner George Steele, also of Gasquet; two grandchildren, Martin I. Smith, IV of Crescent City and Robert Allen Smith of El Segundo; two great-grandchildren Robert Kelly Smith and Micah Shea Smith.

At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.