Gloria Clawson

08/23/1926 –

 01/02/2022

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  • Visitation
Date: 01/07/2022
Time: 4:00 pm
 – 6:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 01/08/2022
Time: 11:00 am
 – 12:00 pm
LakeRidge United Methodist Church Wesley Chapel

4701 82nd St
Lubbock, TX 79424

4701 82nd St
Lubbock, TX 79424

Obituary

The family of Gloria Clawson will celebrate her life of 95 years with a graveside service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery. The memorial service will be at 11:00 AM at Lakeridge United Methodist Church following the graveside service. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Friday, January 07, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.  We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign her virtual guestbook, and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask you to consider viewing her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

Gloria Cooper Clawson died peacefully in Lubbock, Texas on January 2, 2022, at the age of 95.

Gloria was born on August 23, 1926, in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Waco High School in 1944 and received her Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 1946. She married Jan Clawson on December 18, 1948, in Waco, Texas. After moving to Lubbock in 1956, Gloria attended Texas Tech University and received her master’s degree in education in 1959.

Gloria knew that first and foremost, she was a child of God and in all that she did and accomplished in her life, she embodied a true servant of Him. She had a love for teaching and her career spanned 40 years in the classroom. She began teaching in 1948 in Coolidge and then taught at Flat, Gatesville, and Fort Hood. Most of her professional teaching career was spent teaching for the Lubbock Independent School District beginning in 1957 at Hodges Elementary until she officially retired in 1988, teaching 28 years at Wolfforth Elementary School.

After retirement, Gloria embraced life with arms wide open. Never one to sit at home too long, she purchased a new sports car and enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved spending time with friends – at church, in the Red Hat Society, and traveling to see lifelong friends, near and far. Always a teacher at heart and doing all she could to serve others, she volunteered teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for many years.  She was an accomplished cook and baker, enjoyed games and crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader.

Gloria is best described as loving, resilient, caring, opinionated, honest, independent, stylish and beautiful, both inside and out. She balanced life with ease, grace, and an undeterred faith in God. She would say often that she was most proud of her family. Her family would say that we are most proud of her. Gloria’s legacy is infinite and lives on in all those she taught to read, write, think and believe in themselves.

Gloria is survived by three children, Malinda Clawson Standefer of Lubbock, Texas, Jan F Clawson (Patty) of Hutto, Texas, and Carl Clawson (Libby) of Lake Whitney, Texas. She had 7 grandchildren who all cherish their memories of Mimi very much; Christa Deamer (Mike), Abby Scioli (Chris), Amelia McKnight (Jeremy), Aaron Clawson (Sarah), Jan Clawson (Sarah), Ruthann Clawson, and Carlie Clawson. Gloria is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren; Sophia Scioli, Kingston McKnight, Aaron Deamer, Alice Deamer, Slade Scioli, Blaire McKnight, Rachel Clawson, Harrison McKnight, Ezra Clawson, E McKnight, and Natalie Clawson. Her 12th great-grandchild is due in May 2022.

She is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Richard Standefer.

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Lubbock Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79411. 

Celebration of Life

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