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Gloria Ann Barfield

March 15, 1931 ~ October 3, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old


It with great sorrow we announce Gloria Ann Barfield, age 91, died peacefully on October 3,
2022 surrounded by her six children and family.
Gloria was born on March 15, 1931 and leaves an incredible legacy of faith, family and nursing.
She loved her Broncos, especially “Johnny Elway”, the St. Louis Cardinals, fishing, Starbucks,
Scrabble, hustling her grandchildren in card games, signing, dancing, nursing, the ocean,
traveling and practicing her Catholic faith. Born in Waterloo, Iowa to Peter and Wilhelmina
Schaefer, the youngest of five siblings in a strong Catholic household. Gloria was strong in her
Catholic faith and started her path toward nursing at the early age of 18 after graduating from
St. Mary’s High School. Gloria graduated with her Diploma in Nursing in 1951 and started her
fifty-year career as an RN right out of school. She spent twenty-three years as a pediatric nurse
and the remainder of her career as a nursing leader. She spent the first part of her nursing
career in Waterloo, then moved to Colorado in 1972 where she began with Eisenhower
Hospital in Colorado Springs until it’s closure. Gloria transitioned to the Penrose-St. Francis
Healthcare system where she spent the remainder of her career. While there, she was
awarded the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Nursing Award of Excellence for her extraordinary work as
a Nurse Manager at Penrose Hospital. Devout in her faith, Gloria was a lifelong Catholic and
member of the Holy Family parish for over fifty years. Gloria is preceded in death by her
husband of 52 years, Kenneth Crosby Barfield and survived by her six children Mark (Deb)
Barfield, Joe (Barbara) Barfield, Mary Chacon, David (Martha) Barfield, Cathy (Richard) Marshall
and Sarah (Cougar) Early, twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.
Gloria was a strong lady with a passion for service, faith and family. She did life the right way
and will be missed.
A viewing will be held at Cappadonna Funeral Home, 1020 E. Filmore Street, Colorado Springs,
CO, 80907 on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be
held on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 12:00 PM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N.
Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

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October 5, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cappadona Funeral Home The Original Trusted Alternative Funeral Service
1020 E Fillmore St. P.O. Box 8151
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

October 6, 2022

12:00 PM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Colorado Springs)

January 13, 2023

1:00 PM
Pikes Peak National Cemetery
10545 Drennan Road
Colorado Springss, CO 80925
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