Gloria Lee Crowston

Gloria Lee Crowston, 84, of La Marque passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas.  She was born January 15, 1937 in   Galveston, Texas to Bill and Marshall Treadaway.

Gloria was a lifetime resident of La Marque.  She was a graduate of La Marque High School class of 1955, a member of First Baptist Church in La Marque for most of her life.  She worked in the children’s nursey for many years also.  She was employed at Carbide Credit Union for several years before going to work and retiring from Johnson Space Center (NASA) in the photographic division which provided many picture perks for the family. She always enjoyed spending time with her family but especially her grandkids and great grandkids. She enjoyed spending time with her friends whether it was cards, bunco, lunch or any else they might conjure up.  She loved the friendship and fellowship that she had with her church family.  She enjoyed trips to the hill country (Bandera) and Lake Sam Rayburn.  You might also see her strolling through a casino in Louisiana from time to time. She was a biological mother to three boys but called Mom, Mrs. C and some would even call out the song title G-L-O-R-I-A by all of the friends of the boys.  She was also referred to as sister and GO-GO by family members.  There were many gatherings at her house which was mostly constructed by her sons and their friends for horseshoes, washers and very possibly a social beverage or two and never disagreeing with the gatherings and her having as much fun if not more as the kids. Gloria also enjoyed a good ole two step or waltz in the dance hall, honky tonk or the front yard for that matter. She put a lot of stock in the poem Footprints in the Sand as we all did.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Travis L. Crowston, brothers Bobby and Floyd Treadaway.

She is survived by her three sons; Larry Crowston, Dale Crowston (Mandy) and Troy Crowston (Shannon), honorary daughter-in-law; Linda Crowston and husband Joe Esqueda; granddaughters: Tracy Lynn Perthuis (Bret), Marlesa Morton (Chris) and Kaitlynn Crowston, grandson Colton Crowston and great grandson’s Brayden, Ty, Camden, Colson and Brycen and numerous nieces and nephews and her sister Helen Klyng.

A special thanks to her lady friends Carolyn Maxwell and Terry Taylor for all the ways they helped her.  A very special thanks to the tremendous care and help from the Crowston Family support group and the care of the Harbor Hospice folks.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque.  Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the funeral home with Jerry Esmond and Dr. David Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Colton Crowston, Phillip Folse, Dale Goebel, Darren James, Gil O’Balle and Glen Vyvial.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Folse, Richie Grady, and Richard James.



  1. So very sorry for your loss. She always loved me and treated me like a family member, and I loved her for that. She will be missed, a great woman.

    Steve Griffin
  2. It breaks my heart to hear of her passing. She was a special friend to my mom, Jo Pope, and by that association to me. I was blessed to have her here in Utah for a visit several years ago.
    My prayers are with all those who loved her.

    Debbie Ward
  3. Will missed you and your texts my friend. So many good memories of our times in LaMarque. We will be together again. Prayers for family for comfort and God’s peace

    Patty Lyon, Huntington, West Virginia
  4. I am so sorry for your loss and sending prayers to all the family.

    Betty Anderwald
  5. My love goes out to the boys and they used to love to come to Bandera to stay with aunt Betty and uncle Vince.830 796 7439 I would love to hear from you.

    Betty Anderwald
  6. Spunk. I admired her spunk.

  7. Aunt Gogo was such a joy. She lived life to the fullest and I admired her spunk. Larry, Dale $ Troy you are in my prayers.

    Elizabeth Kinsey
  8. Gloria was my special friend for over 50 years. She was a special person. I loved her very much and will miss her greatly. I am comforted to know that she is with her Lord. May God bless her sweet family.

    Matha Boast Sterling
  9. Our prayers go out to the family. Going to miss our occasional cold beverage with. God bless!

    Mike & Charlene Lopez
  10. So sad. We had just reconnected after over 65 years. God bless her family and friends. We talked on the phone about reunion and she dictated to me names of the remaining members of our class of ’55. Sorry to remove her from the list.. Sandra Saffel Williams

    Sandra Williams
  11. We loved Gloria when We were with her we were always laughing, the times we spent with her and Travis and my parents, and the Elks gang will always special .

    David Akins
  12. Gloria was such a wonderful lifelong friend of our family and specifically my parents Don and Eloise Donell. As a young boy I have sweet memories of visits with Travis and Gloria and their 3 boys. I am certain they had a sweet heavenly reunion.

    Don "Bubba" Donell
  13. I just found out about Gloria’s passing. We work together in the photographic division at the Johnson space center. She was a very dear friend. I’m so sorry that we lost touch after we both retired. God bless you all and my sincere condolences.

    Nancy Hutchins

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