GGRWHC Mourns Passing of Gloria Bursey Slykhouse
GGRWHC was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Gloria Bursey Slykhouse, 79, a Grand Rapids author, publisher, photographer and feminist. Nearly 20 years ago, Ms. Slykhouse was a driving force behind the Council’s “Twelve Outstanding Women” initiative. The photo history honors 12 local women who have made significant contributions to our community through their professional and personal lives. Read about them under Biographies at the top of this page. The collection is also on display locally at the Women's Resource Center, 678 Front Ave NW #180.
“She did the interviews, wrote the bios, took the pictures and produced the displays,” recalled long-time friend and GGRWHC member Vernis Schad. Large posters, showcasing the women, have been displayed in prominent locations throughout the community, usually during March, Women’s History Month.
“She was ahead of her time, . . .