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Gloria Ann Paulson-Carver of Chandler, Oklahoma, died at the age of 74, on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:04 pm. Gloria lost a long and hard fought battle with dementia. She was surrounded by her family at her time of death.
She was born Gloria Ann Paulson to J. Paulson and Georgia Paulson of Shawnee, Oklahoma where she grew up with her sister Patricia Paulson-Tate. Gloria graduated from Shawnee High School and attended Texas Woman’s University majoring in Dance. She married Don Carver in 1960 and had three beautiful children.
Gloria was a dance teacher and taught dance in Chandler for 13 years at Gloria’s School of Dance. She also taught in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Chandler, Arizona and Frisco, Texas. She was a member of Dance Masters of America. Gloria retired as a dance teacher at the age of 57 and continued a career as a 911 dispatcher at The Colony Police Department where she worked keeping her community safe for 14 years. After retirement Gloria moved back to Chandler, Oklahoma where she attended Charis Community Church, loved her Senior Citizen Center, and spent time with her family.
Gloria was proceeded in death by her parents and her sister. She is survived by her children: Anita Miller and her husband John Miller, Scott Carver and his wife Dana Carver, and Chere’ Carver and her partner Tamera Maresh-Carver. She has eleven grand children: Jackson Carver, Dylan Carver, Zach Carver, Mason Carver, Kaetlyn Carver-Dickson, Chelsea Threet-Thompson, Joseph Threet, Bradley Waldman, Flossie Miller-Richardson, Billy Miller, and Tim Miller. She has four great grandchildren: Deacon Thompson, Gavin Thompson, Carter Richardson, and Eli Richardson.
Services to celebrate Gloria’s life will be held at Victory Life Church at 1012 E 8th St. Chandler, Oklahoma, 74834, at 11:00 am on Saturday September 10th, 2016. Donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.org. Their mission is searching to cure Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Willena Ferguson says
Gloria was an amazing woman. We will miss her.
Gary Williamson says
Gloria’s Shawnee High School classmates were saddened at there recent reunion by the news of Gloria’s passing. She had many friends and will be missed.
Gary Williamson says
Gloria’s passing was the sad news that was announced at her Shawnee High School 1960 classmates’ reunion last weekend. Please know that she was respected and loved by her classmates. She will be missed.
Melissa Cline says
Glo was an amazing lady! She was so full of life and energy. We shall meet again….and next time I want the dance lessons!
George Wintle says
I am blessed to have known and worked with Gloria for many years. She looked over us police officers keeping us safe on the street and now looks over us from heaven. Her smile and laugh will always stay with me.
Mr & Mrs Joe Bieger says
Gloria was an inspiration to many, many young people that loved dance. She will never be forgotten and her efforts will live on for a very long time. We offer our deepest condolences to family, friends, and dance students. Dance on with Gloria’s blessing.