GHS Alumni and Gloria's colleagues and friends Fran Zumwalt, Class of 1972, and Linda Piece, Class of 1967, wrote for the GUHSD Board Memorial of Gloria, "The Grossmont District is sad to share that Gloria Jones, a much beloved 30-year Grossmont High School ASB Advisor and teacher of US History in the district for 38 years, passed away on June 18, 2018. Gloria Jones instilled in her students a love of country and the importance of being active in the democratic process. Ms. Jones guided students, taught them to think critically, and to problem solve. Ms. Jones' former students have posted many memories of her on the Grossmont High School Facebook page, revealing her impact on Grossmont graduates even today. Ms. Gloria Jones will be greatly missed by the Grossmont community."

You may leave a memory of Gloria at

Also, to read the In Memoriam tribute to Gloria on the one year anniversay of her passing, please visit

For more information about contributing to a yearly scholarship to honor Gloria Jones:  Gloria Jones Memorial Scholarship

Nancy, retired GUHSD Speech Therapist, started her career at Valhalla High School in 1997. Nancy later transferred to Grossmont High School where she retired June 18, 2015. Nancy’s smile lit up a room: her kindness and passion for the kids will be remembered.

It is with great sadness to report that James McCleery passed away after a brief illness on January 7, 2018.  James served the District as a Groundskeeper and Lead Groundskeeper at Grossmont High School from 1987 to 1994 when he retired.  James was known for always having a smile on his face and being a genuinely happy fellow.  James was 86 years of age.

It is with sadness that we share the news of the death of Kay Adams, Grossmont High School English teacher from 1973 to 1999, on October 30, 2017, at the age of 78.  Kay touched thousands of students and teachers with her enthusiastic teaching style and her ability to inspire others. 

While at Grossmont, Kay was English Department Chairman, District English Council Chairman, GHS Teacher of the Year, and GHS Golden Apple Teacher.  Kay was recognized for her love of literature and her ability to “bring out the best” in those she met.

After Kay’s retirement, she moved first to Utah with her husband Doug, and after his passing, to Missoula, Montana, both moves to be closer to family. A private service will be held in Utah.

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