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Gloria Elaine (Johnson) Bachman

February 28, 1943 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Gloria Bachman Obituary

Gloria Elaine Bachman

Born Feb. 28, 1943 in Burlingame, KS to Winlow and Margaret Johnson, Gloria is survived by three sons, David, Chris, and Matt; three granddaughters, Catherine, Abigail, and Maitlyn; and two grandsons, Cooper and Camden. Gloria is also survived by her sister, Wendy Godderz, and brother, Neil Johnson.

Gloria was a trailblazer as a woman studying physics in the 1960s. She graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Washburn University where she met her only husband, David R. Bachman.  They were married at the Federated Church in Burlingame, KS.

She had a very successful career, ultimately becoming a program manager supporting the Navy in the design of defense systems and submarine communications.  As an entrepreneur she created her own contracting company in support of the Navy and Army before retiring.   

Gloria was a dedicated mother and enjoyed cheering and supporting her boys. She was often a “team mom” and would rarely miss a game despite her career responsibilities. Gloria could often be heard ringing a bell in the stands in support of her kids’ teams.  

At time of her passing, Gloria achieved 44 years of sobriety. She was active in AA for decades, during which she sponsored many people through challenging times. Gloria’s kitchen table was frequently a hub for support and she strived to positively affect the world around her at every chance. 

Alzheimer’s would eventually catch up with her, and she spent the last six years of her life in Topeka, KS being supported by family and medical professionals. 

A great person, a wonderful mom, a true friend, she will be missed by anyone who knew her.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 503 S Topeka Ave, Burlingame, Kansas followed by graveside services at Burlingame Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. 

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April 10, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home
503 South Topeka Avenue
Burlingame, KS 66413

Graveside Service
April 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Burlingame Cemetery, Ramskill Chapel, Burlingame, KS


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