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Gladys Valerie Pereyra

Services for Gladys Valerie Pereyra, 54, of Temple are pending with Young’s Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center in Temple.

Gladys Valerie Pereyra, died on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at a local hospital.

Gladys Valerie Pereyra was born on February 2, 1967 to Simon Pereyra and Victoria Rodriguez in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Las Cruces High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico and went on to join the Navy and was stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana, she then went on to obtain a Medical Science Degree and worked for AFC Urgent Care in Temple. Gladys enjoyed cooking, Barbequing, T.V shows; she especially loved to watch Roseanne, Bewitched, and E.R. medical shows. As her hobby she collected plants and shot glasses.

She is preceded in death by parents; and her brother, Enrique Pereyra.

Survivors include; two sons, Ivery McGill, Elijah McGill; one daughter, Dylonie Bailey; three brothers, Javier Pereyra, Simon Pereyra, Idelfonso Pereyra and wife Teresa Pereyra; eight sisters, Martha Pereyra and husband Saul Sandoval, Alejandra Pereyra, Lydia Pereyra, Carmen Pereyra, Dora Pereyra and husband Daniel Pokusa, Graciela Pereyra, Juana Pereyra, and Ramona Pereyra.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina Young at Young’s Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to ease the expense of services.


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12.14.21 It's been a little over two months since my mom has passed and I miss her everyday. My mom had the brightest smile. Her laugh was contagious and goofy. She was such a sweet person but she also was so tough and stubborn. My mom worked in the medical field and loved what she did. She was always so attentive and hands on. With the elderly, she would take an extra step. To many as I know, she had a tough exterior. she was passionate about what she thought and felt. she never backed down and she always did what she needed for us and she put us (her kids) before her at all times. I remember wanting to give my mom the world all the time. She was a single mom. She was mom and dad. She never complained. She always told us she loved us. Always told us that she lived for us. All she wanted was kids. We were and are nothing without her it seems most days. I can't speak for my brothers of course but as her only girl , I knew she always had my back. She was always going to be there whether she agreed with my choices or not. She would let me know about the choices I made that she didn't like lol but that's who she was. She never sugar coated anything. She was always real and honest. She was supportive and when you meant alot to her, she would go to the ends of the earth to be there for you. I miss her everyday. Some days are easier than others. I miss her voice. I miss her laugh. I miss making her laugh. I miss hugging her and how she smelled. I loved how little she was and how she had such a big personality. As mother and daughter we weren't always getting along but God how i'd rather have here and fight with her than not have her at all. She was MY mom. A bond no one else can have. No one can take from me. I hold onto that every day. People tell me almost daily that I'm gonna be okay and to be honest right now, i feel like everything but that but I know somehow some way I will be. Because my mom embodied strength. And I am so much of her. My brothers and I drove a lot of her strong will. It's only right I honor her and be as strong. She would want me to be happy. She would want me to continue on . My brothers tell me often and I have to believe it. I have to not let this ruin me. I hope she knows how deeply she is missed. Terribly missed. I wish I could talk to her. I wish I could see her in my sleep but i don't yet... and I think deep down maybe cause i'm not ready to... i wonder what she's doing. if she's okay. if she's with my grandma and my tia enrique. I wonder if gets to hug her mom and brother and feel peace and comfort because them being gone was so hard for her. My mom was super woman. I pray im only half of the mom she is... I love you mom... ill check back in soon...

Dylonie Pereyra Dec 15 2021 1:10 AM