In memory of

Gloria "Glo" J. Coleman (Hafenbrack)

Aug 31, 1947
Aug 31, 2020


Gloria "Glo" J. Coleman (Hafenbrack) passed away peacefully at home on August 31, 2020 - her 73rd birthday - August 31, 2020. Gloria was nicknamed "Glo" after the hit song "Glow Worm" by The Mills Brothers. Gloria was born in Longview, Washington to Opal J. (Baldwin) and James H. Hafenbrack. Early in life, her father's occupation kept the family moving around to a number of states including Kansas, Illinois, Montana, and Colorado. Gloria finally moved to Salem, Oregon at age 16 and remained there for the majority of her adult life.

Gloria was a graduate of North Salem High School. She went to PSU where she met and married Joseph Kelly. When her marriage ended, she moved back to Salem and became a talented Stylist with a number of clients who stayed on with her for 40+ years. Gloria was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She is preceded in death by her husband Donald E. Coleman, her parents, and her brothers Wilbur Hafenbrack and Wayne Stutchell. Gloria spent the last ten years of her life with her partner, Jerry, and is survived by her children Michael Kelly (Angie), Christina Coleman (Josh), and Tyler Coleman (Irma); as well as step-daughters Karen Nichols, Kathy York; and sisters Patricia Hedge and Paula Harrison. Gloria is also survived by her grandchildren Jacob, Connor, Meghan, Miles, Isaac, Ivan and Abby - in addition to numerous family members, friends, and clientele who all cared deeply for her.


Messages of Sympathy

  1. Debra Lund says:

    When I met Gloria, I had just been reunited with my family. She was the first family member I met who shared my sense of humor. She was so friendly. She made me feel 100% welcome. I loved sending mutual birthday wishes on FB. It was kind of a lesser tradition, but it was OUR connection. Something to look forward to. I pray that she is again with loved ones who have passed before and hope I am lucky enough to meet her again beyond the veil.

  2. Stacey Arndt says:

    My aunt ya ya...... you touched my heart in soooo many ways I’m truly grateful to have you in my life.... I feel a void until we meet again

  3. Katy (Schopfer) Furusho says:

    I have so many fun childhood memories of your family. I loved staying out late together on the 4th of July and playing outside all summer long. Gloria was always a constant in our adventures and it’s hard to believe she’s gone. I sure will miss her!

  4. George and Merrie Schopfer says:

    The Coleman family moved into our area while both Tyler and Chrissy were little. Our daughter loved playing with them. When we both became grandparents, we shared humorous and loving stories.

    We will miss her sweet and generous spirit. Gone too soon!

  5. Nancy T. Shutt says:

    So sorry for Gloria passing. She was a dear friend in Billings, Mt. I will always remember her.

  6. M says:

    So sorry for Gloria passing. She was a dear friend in Billings. I will always remember her.

  7. Constance Benson says:

    Of all my cousins, Gloria reminded me most of our beloved Grandma, Mae Baldwin. She was sweet to the core and was always full of giggles and laughter. I am so, so glad I got to see her last summer. She was a lovely and non-judgmental woman.

  8. Barbi Ann Ashwill says:

    Gloria and I started our friendship 46 years ago when she first became my stylist and confidant.
    There was nothing we couldn't discuss and I always ended my visit with a hug until we would meet again in 3 weeks.
    I miss her dreadfully and know that her family must be devastated without her presence in their lives.
    I don't wish my life away, but I am more anxious than ever to get to Heaven so I can get on her appointment schedule.
    God Bless you Mike, Chrissy & Ty, I always caught up with what was going on in your lives every time I came in.

  9. christina says:

    miss u mama

  10. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with her arrangements. We are honored to serve.

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