Gloria Farabee Obituary (2021) – Greensboro, NC

Farabee, Gloria Jeanette “Jean” Putnam

September 13, 1938 – October 17, 2021

Gloria Jeanette Putnam Farabee (Jean) died on October 17th with her sons by her side.

Jean is buried in the cemetery of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Archdale. The family will be welcoming friends at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 West Gate City Blvd., in Greensboro on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Jean was the 10th of 12 children born on September 13, 1938 in Cleveland County, NC, to Malcolm and Laura Putnam.

Growing up, Jean spent her time picking cotton, learning to cook, and bringing lots of laughter and fun to her family and friends.

In 1956, at the age of 18, she came to Greensboro with $ 20 in her pocket. She quickly got a job with the Jefferson Pilot Insurance Company based on her winning personality and ability to pick over £ 300. Cotton on a good day.

Jean married Charles Bozovich and they had two sons. Jean was a wonderfully loving and supportive mother to Daryl and Phillip.

Jean found a perfect career as a real estate agent for Century 21 Elliott Real Estate, where she brought her “Never met a stranger” attitude and love of helping people.

Jean met and fell in love with Raymond Farabee and married in 1986. They were married for 25 years until Raymond died in 2011. With her marriage to Raymond, her family grew to include 3 step-sons, Leo, Steve and Joe, their spouses and children. Jean was a shining light in her family, constantly bringing joy through games, loads of TLC, and delicious cuisine to every family get-together.

Jean loved the Lord and was an active member of the Ebeneezer United Methodist Church in her later years. Singing in a choir, visiting old and sick people and cooking Sunday meals for their pastors was an expression of their serving heart.

Jean loved shopping, traveling, baking incredible cakes, playing horseshoes and bingo, telling jokes, and hanging out with those she loved. She was proud to be able to quote all the books of the Bible and many poems that she learned as a schoolgirl into old age. She loved her dog Princess, who was great company after Raymond’s death.

Jean was delightful, always positive looking and will be missed very much until we are reunited.

Jean leaves behind her sister Diane Padgett, many beloved nieces and nephews, her sons Daryl Bozovich and wife Emily, Phillip Bozovich and wife Michelle, Leo Farabee and wife Peggy, Tina Farabee, Joe Farabee and wife Alice, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandparents-grandchildren.

Instead of flowers, you can make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences at

Published by Greensboro News & Record on October 19, 2021.

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