On the 23 April 1949, Gloria married James Marty, in Kelso, Cowlitz Co., Washington. However, their marriage only lasted about four months, ending in divorce in July 1949. Although their marriage was brief, Gloria and James had a daughter together, Crystal Lynn Marty, who was later adopted by Gloria's second husband, Daniel Carson Graber, the son of Joseph Carson Graber (1910-1955) and Sarah Elizabeth Fosdick (1912-1983), whom she married on 22 July 1950 in Portland, Oregon. Following their marriage, and Crystal's adoption, Gloria and Dan had one son together, Steven Allen Graber.
In about the early 1960s, Gloria, Dan, and their children, moved to Westminster, Orange Co., California, where Gloria's parents and siblings had already moved; and where she would remain for the rest of her life.