Born on October 12th, 1994 in Fargo, ND, Marissa Jo Gloria lived an all too brief 25 years.
She passed on Saturday March 21st, 2020 while serving her country in the U.S Army.
Marissa is survived by Lisa Gonzalez (Mother), Robert Gonzalez (Father), Ruben [Janice] Gloria (Father), Marvin Glaser (Grandparent), Candy Glaser (Grandparent), Dolores Gloria (Grandparent), Robert Gonzalez Sr. (Grandparent), Gloria Gonzalez (Grandparent), Siblings: Brayden Gonzalez, Alexandrea Gonzalez, Tommy Gonzalez, Ruben Jr. Gloria, Miranda Gloria, Jacob Wentz (Nephew), many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Extended Family, Zach Stankovich (Special Friend) and many many other loving friends. She is preceded in death by Ralph Gloria (Grandfather) and Albert Gloria [Tony Montana] (Uncle).
Marissa attended West Fargo High, and continued her education at M/State Community College obtaining her Associates Degree in Accounting.
She loved Moorhead MN, and called it home, but had a special place in her heart for Kansas City and the Fargo/West Fargo area.
She entered Active Duty on January 2nd, 2019 and got her castle pinned April 2019. It was one the proudest moments of her life. She was most recently stationed overseas on Active Duty as a Private First Class (PFC), and served as a Combat Engineer at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.
She loved her family and friends hard, and unconditionally. She had a smile that could lift the heaviest of fogs and a sense of humor that at times could seem peculiar, but could lift the heaviest of spirits.
True to her character, she never let the many obstacles in her life hold her down.
Marissa was the sister we all wanted, the daughter every parent longed for and the feminine role model every girl should aspire to become. She was not an easy kid by any definition, but against all odds, became an inspiration to us all. She spent a lot of her time cultivating strong relationships with family and friends. She loved the outdoors and camping, and was always in the mood for a good country song. Her laughter and smile was contagious, and her presence caring and sweet. She showed us how to persevere, triumph, and how to endure.
Marissa above all cared and loved each and every one of us with her whole heart and with all of her energy, even if there wasn’t enough left for her.
The Memorial Service will be held privately and by invitation only. A Celebration of Life is to be determined at a later date.
For extended family and friends, the service will be available to view online on Boulger Funeral Home’s website after it takes place.
Marissa will be laid to rest at the Fargo National Cemetery.
She will be given military honors at the funeral home after the service.
We would like to extend our gratitude for your continued support and understanding.