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Gloria Anee Escallier passed away on the 21st of December 2023 at the age of 87. She was born on the March 8, 1936 to Antone and Barbara Paradiso, in Los Banos, California. She was a raven-haired beauty who charmed her way into the hearts of family and friends as she grew up in Los Banos.

After high school, Gloria dated Don Escallier and they married in 1958. At the time of her passing, they had enjoyed 65 years of beautiful marriage and had raised two successful children.

Gloria and Don lived in San Francisco where she worked to assist him to complete pharmacy school. After Don earned his Pharm D, they moved to Sonoma, California where they began their family. Their son, Michael, was born in 1963 and their daughter, Susan, was born in 1965. In 1967, they moved to Marin County where Don owned his own drug store. Gloria was involved in all of her children’s activities; serving as den mother and campfire leader as well as ensuring that her children enjoyed every opportunity possible. She was also blessed by her son Michael with three grandsons (Paul, Nicholas and Robbie) whom she treasured.

In 1976 the family relocated back to Los Banos and Gloria began her career in real estate when she became a real estate agent. She was an extremely successful agent and later became a real estate broker. She was a powerhouse as a realtor and enjoyed tremendous respect in her profession. Upon her retirement in 1999, she was recognized by the California State Legislature, Merced County Board of Supervisors and The City of Los Banos for her longtime dedication to the community. She touched many lives in her profession and gained dear friends as she assisted people in finding homes in Los Banos. Her kindness, concern and energy were legendary.

Gloria was always involved in the community and served as a member of the Soroptimist and was also a member of Native Daughters of the Golden West. She served as president of Los Banos Sorpotimist in 1986-87 and president of Merced College President’s Circle in 1995-96. She was named Soroptimist of the year in 2004 and received the California Poppy Award for her service as the vice-president of Pacheco State Park. Gloria was a member of the Los Banos Unified School District Personnel Commission, a director of The Los Banos Chamber of Commerce and a member of Our Lady of Fatima School Board and a member of other community organizations in Los Banos.

In Tuolumne County, she was also a member of Soroptimist International of Twain Harte, The All Saints Ladies Guild, Tuolumne County Republican Women, Figli’d Italia, The Black Hat Foundation as well as a trustee of Sierra Repertory Theatre.

Gloria and Don spent many happy days in Maui, where they had a condominium. They also enjoyed time at their cabin in Long Barn, California. After they both retired in 2006, they relocated to Twain Harte, California where they attended mass at All Saints in Twain Harte where they received wonderful support from the parish. They enjoyed many activities in Tuolumne County including Concert in the Pines, outings to Black Oak Casino and visits from family and friends.

She is dearly missed by her family and friends and will be remembered as a vital force and an example of a loving wife, mother and accomplished business woman.

There will be a memorial mass at All Saints Church in Twain Harte at 11AM on Saturday, April 13th followed by lunch in the Parish Hall.





  • Date of Death: 12/21/2023
  • Age: 87
  • Residence: Twain Harte, CA
  • Services: There will be a memorial mass at All Saints Church in Twain Harte at 11AM on Saturday, April 13th followed by lunch in the Parish Hall.