Gloria Bertelsen Boltis

January 22, 1931 ~ March 11, 2021


March 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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    March 15, 2021
    11:00 AM
    Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy Utah 84092
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  • Gloria left this world on March 11, 2021, in time to celebrate her Mother’s birthday. Born on January 22, 1931, in Ferron, Utah, she passed away peacefully at age 90 surrounded by her loved ones, in her home in Sandy, Utah.

    Gloria is survived by her husband of 50 years, Mark Boltis; by her Runolfson children Nan Jensen, Lynn (Julie), Tonya Roberts (Drew), Bret (Suzanne), Russell (Tracy), Christina Wardrop (Rob), and her youngest son Al Boltis; by 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, her sister Wanda Ostler, and many nieces and nephews.

    Gloria is preceded in death by her parents Cecil S and Norma Andreasen Bertelsen, siblings Cecil & Kent Bertelsen and Connie Whitney. She was also preceded in death by two of her sons, Steven and Bart Runolfson, a daughter-in-law, Lisa, and her Rat Terrier, Lizzy.

    Gloria was known for her love and compassion toward all people and creatures. If you met her on the street you were considered a friend. Family was the most important thing in her life and gave her purpose. Besides her work at home, she spent many hours in home-based businesses to help provide the extras for her children. She leaves a great legacy of hard-work and dedication which she passed on to her children and grandchildren.

    She loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and looked to heaven for peace and hope. She served faithfully in many church callings. She created award-winning gardens and was famous for organizing fun experiences with her wonderful cooking as a focal point of each gathering. She loved her country and was very patriotic.

    To watch the recorded funeral service, please click on the blue "Watch Zoom Services" box to the right of her picture.


    We send heartfelt condolences to your family for the loss of a most precious wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her influences will go on and on. May the heartache be lessened with the tender memories of joy and her full well-lived life.

    - Lona Mitchell Family
    I love you Gloria and Mark! I know I only came into the family in the last 11 years but I immediately felt loved and accepted by you both. I'm so glad to have had Gloria as my Grandma-in-law and you Mark as my Pa-in-law. I am always here for you Mark if you need anything! Keep you in my thoughts.

    - Jonathan Payne
    I was so sorry to here about Gloria, she always treat me with up do respect. My prayers go out to her family at this difficult time. Rest in peace Gloria. Love Perri

    - Perri Bonino
    John and I send our love and condolences to the family. We appreciate the experiences we shared with many of you.

    - John and Beg McKea
    Kay & I loved Gloria very much and always felt so much admiration for her. We love all of you and we know what a great couple she and Mark were. Kay has been gone now for almost 4 months and I am sure that he will be thrilled to see Gloria and will be enjoying teasing her as he always did.

    - Janice mitchel
    We send our love to the Boltis and Runolfson families at the passing of your dear mother . We will always cherish our memories of the years in the Sandy 10th Ward. God bless you all. Love, K & Faye Brady.

    - Bishop K M and Sister Faye Brady