Duchess of Texas XXVII - Gloria Haskin

Duchess of Texas, Gloria Haskin, was born and raised in Salt Ĺake City, Utah where sports were a big part of her life growing up. Skiing and skating with US Figure Skating Club were favorates. Followed by swimming for the University of Utah.  Marrage to an army officer wàs followed by moving around the country from Hawaii to Boston. She has three children, Gary Hodel, Anna Broussard, and Patti Burney.

Gloria also has six granddaughters that she loves dearly.

Another move in 1977 brought her to Louisiana. After graduating with a BS in nursing from Northwestern State University she worked as an ICU nurse until retirement in 2006.

She earned her private pilots licence in 1977, then continued until she had commercial land and seaplane, as well as certified flight instructor.  She taught at both Downtown airport  and Barksdale Aero Club.

Gloria joined the Krewe of Gemini in 1998 and has served as your door prize and ticket lady several times over the years. She has been float Lt. for Kids I and served as treasurer.

She was married to Krewe member Gary Haskin who passed away three years ago.

Gloria would like to thank her Consort Ray Eady for sharing this year with her.