Gwendolyn J. Summers, 83, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday morning at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Zachary T. and Beatrice M. (Horrell) Foster. She married Herbert Sheldon Summers on Aug. 17, 1948, at Grace Lutheran Church, Altoona.
Surviving are her husband of 65 years; a son, Daniel F. and wife, Bonnie, of Hollidaysburg; two grandchildren: Desiree L. Hetrick and Matthew L. Summers; and six great-grandchildren.
Gwen was a 1947 graduate of Altoona High School and then was employed at William F. Gable Co., Altoona, for several years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg, where she was a former member of the Ruth Circle. She also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, Hollidaysburg Chapter 471, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mountain Commandery 10, Altoona.
Gwen was primarily a homemaker who enjoyed traveling, camping and flower gardening and loved to cook and entertain family and friends.
Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg, where an Order of the Eastern Star service will be held. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the funeral home, Pastor Greg Harbaugh officiating. Private interment will follow at Spring Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg.
The family prefers that memorial contributions be given to SouthernCare Hospice or Home Instead Senior Care.