Glenda Joy Deloya spent 81 years teaching her family many life lessons. Born in Cleburne to Lewis & Donnie Hall, Glenda grew up and started her life with Donald Smith. Their marriage was struck with tragedy after the birth of their two daughters, Debra and Kimberly. Donald was unexpectedly killed working to provide for his family. Glenda was heartbroken, her dreams of a family and happiness cut short. She began to decide how she would carry on and provide for their children.
Glenda raised her daughters to the best of her ability. She obtained her cosmetology license and built her career into a stable income and was happy to be able to show her daughters that as a woman it was possible to pick yourself up and make a way for yourself.
Once her daughters grew up and were married, grandchildren brought joy to her life. She became known as Nanny. Nanny took a very big interest in her grandchildren and their upbringing. She instilled manners, requested family meals and quality time together especially around the holidays, Christmas was her favorite. Her Christmas tree was always a sight to behold. Presents covered half the floor for everyone.
Nanny traveled extensively, loving tropical locations the best. She also loved her home to be a place of comfort and enjoyment for her family. Many cookouts were shared with swimming and catching up with everyone’s life. After the grandchildren, came the biggest joy in nannie’s life, the great grandchildren. Two little girls kept nanny busy and full of laughter. She involved the girls in her Church of Christ at Westhill Church of Christ, including hosting card games in her home and vacation bible school. The girls were dazzled by nannie’s love of all things sparkly. Her closet was a little girl dream for dress up.
Although her health issues came to the forefront this last year, Nanny faced each one head-on with class and dignity. Her heart broke on April 25, 2017, when her daughter was taken to heaven after a very aggressive form of leukemia. Nanny never was the same, her health issues compounded and she became occupied with making sure her life was in order. As a family we feel confident in the belief that nanny is finally at peace with her parents, husband, savior and daughter. The family will continue her traditions of togetherness.
Glenda has left her memories to be cherished by her daughter, Debra Smith Hale; grandchildren, Krystalle Mayfield (Chris), Lezlie Kurts (Max), Donald Hawkins (Destre) and Celeste Hawkins; great grandchildren, Caleb, Jeska, Alissa, Astrid; Lori, her beloved canine; companions, Maulty and Manuelito.
Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Westhill Church of Christ of Cleburne.
Audora Lee (Rizek) Milani, age 64, a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Audora will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK on October 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity in memory of Audora Rizek Milani to Judy White, 2109 W University Ave., Stillwater, Ok 74074.
Audora was born October 28, 1952, in Oklahoma City where she graduated from John Marshall High School in 1970. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated in 1974, with a business administration degree. Audora was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity and was an active member of her alumni group. Her sorority sisters will miss her dearly. She retired from American Airlines after 25 years of service and was currently working at Joanna Fabrics & Crafts. She loved to cook, do crafts and travel…
Audora is survived by her loving husband, George Milani of Arlington; daughters, Christy Milani Rees and Jennifer Milani both from Arlington; parents, George and Mildred (Richardson) Rizek of Oklahoma City; brother, Granville Rizek; sister, Julia Rizek Cook, both from Edmond, OK; and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews; she is loved by so many and will be deeply missed.
Carter Arthur Rogers, age 72, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, October 1, 2017.
Carter was born March 5, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Art and Louise Rogers. In 1962 he enlisted and served four years with the U.S. Coast Guard. On June 5, 1969 he married the love of his life in Fort Worth, TX where he spent the rest of his life and raised his family. He was a very loving husband, Father and Grandfather and loved being called “Granddad” and “Papa” by his grandkids. He never met a stranger, loved larger than life and would do anything to make someone smile or laugh. Throughout his life his favorite hobbies were fishing, bowling and playing card games, but most of all he loved watching the Dallas Cowboys, telling jokes and spending time with his family.
Carter was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kris Klein. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Peggy Lanell Rogers; children, Stacy Rogers and wife, Christi, Peggy Patterson and husband, Harvey, Mark Croy, Debby Bardell and Gary Rogers; grandchildren, Donnie Heath, Brice Rogers, Mark Croy Jr., Hayden Rogers, Jenna and Kayla Bardell; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Pete and Ed Rogers; sister, Dee Bechtle and many loving family and friends.
Services pending and will be announced at a later date.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16