Wellington Town Councillors will pay tribute to Gloria Copley who died on 23 March by honouring her with a minute’s silence before their next council meeting on Monday 3 April.
Gloria was 84. She was a Wellington councillor for 12 years, served the town as Mayor from 2013 to 2014 and was also a Taunton Deane Borough councillor for 4 years.
The town council’s website says: “Gloria came to live in Wellington in 1967 and taught in Taunton until 1993. She was married with three children and two grandchildren.
“She was born in London, Gloria was evacuated in the war to Northampton and went to school there. She qualified with a Cert.Ed in Liverpool in the fifties and then Open University BA graduating in 1992.
“After graduating Gloria worked with children with learning problems and completed the diploma in specific learning difficulties at Bridgwater College.
“Gloria enjoyed being involved with life in Wellington. She was on the town Twinning Committee since 1978 and was a foundation governor of St John’s C of E Primary School and also a governor of Popham Almshouses.
“She belonged to the Museum Society and Friends of Wellington Park.”