Gummelt, Gloria

Gloria Jean Gummelt

October 14, 1948 - July 23, 2020

Gloria Jean Gummelt, 71, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, after a year-long battle with cancer.  Her husband, Lee Gummelt, and all four of her children were at her side in her eldest son’s home when she went to be with the Lord.

Gloria was born in Amarillo, Texas, to Albert Anthony “Curly” Rogers (died 1987) and Wilda Ann Rogers (died 2016). The fifth of nine children, she married very young and had three children in short order.  Ten years later, she had another son.  In 1982, Gloria met Earl Jackson.  They were married in 1983 and at that time she welcomed a step-daughter into her ever-growing family.  In 1986, Earl and Gloria relocated to Sacramento, California, for Earl’s job.  While there, she made many good friends and loved the beauty, attractions, and climate of California, but missed Texas and especially Texas people and her family.  In 1994, they returned to Texas and lived in the DFW area for nine years.  In 2013, Earl’s career took them back to West Texas, where they lived until he passed away after 32 years of marriage.  At 70 years young, Gloria was not looking or expecting to meet someone, but she had the good fortune of being introduced to Lee Gummelt of San Antonio.  They became best friends, then fell in love, and the family welcomed Lee with open arms. They married in November of 2018 and  made their home in San Antonio.  They enjoyed each other immensely and traveled to Ireland for their honeymoon.  Lee tenderly cared for Gloria after her cancer diagnosis and helped her wage the fight of her life until the very end.

Gloria was beautiful, smart, and blessed with a boundless supply of energy.  She worked circles around people half her age.  Her laugh came easy and she often got tickled to the point of being incapacitated.  She was VERY punctual, and her employers could rely on her to be professional, well-dressed, and take pride in her work.  She loved to travel and dine out.  She realized a lifelong dream when she traveled to Italy with her daughters—a trip she spoke about often.  She was a gifted interior decorator known for the beauty of her home and the homes of her clients. She appreciated beauty and had a great eye for it.  The Christmas decorations she installed were legendary.  She loved holidays and went all out to celebrate them.

Gloria was a devoted wife who supported her husbands through good times and bad.  She was gracious and loving toward her children—even helping them in their business startups—and was not shy about telling people about all of their accomplishments.  Nicknamed “Grandma Minnie,” she influenced her grandchildren a great deal and was usually their favorite person growing up.  Trips to her house were highly sought after by all.

She loved the Lord and sought to know Him more as she grew older.  The joy she brought into so many people’s lives will be hard to live without.  Her greatest legacy, though, is the family she leaves behind, including five brothers and three sisters; her husband, Lee Gummelt of San Antonio; her children and their spouses—son Rodney and April Doyle of Allen, TX; daughter Rhonda and Tim Erb of Amarillo, TX; daughter Robin and Todd McFarland of Amarillo, TX; son Darren and Sharon Doyle of Leander, TX; step-daughter Shelley and Jeff Montgomery of Amarillo, TX.

Gloria also leaves behind 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, and will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Gloria's obituary page.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Gloria and show their support to her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family as we are sorry to the passing of Mrs. Gummelt. May the Lord give comfort and peace in a way that comes only from Him above as you treasure her memories. Deepest sympathies, Erwin, Irene, Christine and Carolyn Tang The Tang Family , August 5, 2020 GLORIA WAS A PERFECT FRIEND. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL, FUNNY, CARING, SWEET, TOUGH, AND KIND. FOR THE PAST THIRTY+ YEARS, I SAW HOW MUCH SHE LOVED HER FAMILY, SHE WAS VERY PROUD OF THEM ALL. SHE WAS A GREAT LOYAL WIFE. SHE WAS A FRIEND WITH WHOM I LOVED SPENDING TIME WITH. HER VALUES, HER SENSE OF HUMOR, AND HER LOVE OF OUR LORD, MADE HER THE QUALITY PERSON THAT SHE WAS. SHE LEAVES BEHIND A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY THAT WILL CARRY ON AS SHE WOULD WANT THEM TO. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU IN HIS CARE DURING THE HARD TIME. LOVE YOU FOREVER... SANDI SANDI, August 5, 2020 I love you so much and you will be missed. You were a bright shining soul. I will cherish all the memories.But we’ll all be together one day. I love you! Sherry Burich, July 31, 2020 Gloria was kind hearted, funny, a wonderful sister to have. I love you Gloria.
Randy Rogers, July 31, 2020 Our love to family and friends. Marilyn and Lamar Haggard, July 31, 2020 Hello. You were a sweet aunt and person. I will miss you very much. May you rest peacefully in heaven. Lee Haley, July 31, 2020 My sweet friend.... what a gem! A special lady with so many talents! She was not only beautiful on the outside, but the beauty of her soul was so evident and certainly defined this special lady. I am looking forward to an eternity of conversations with my friend. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Karen Walton, July 31, 2020 I know you loved the Lord and he has you in his arms. Darlene Carrigo, July 31, 2020 I met your mom once. She came over to my house, she was visiting her family, she was living in DFW. She was very pleasant. She was giving me ideas on colors for my walls and how to do the fire place and other things. She was great.
LaVerne Diaz, July 31, 2020 What a beautiful soul inside and out, Our prayers go out to the family. We will miss our Aunt Gloria and her contagious smile and laughter.
Sherry Turner, July 31, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with your amazing family. I feel fortunate to have known Gloria and her beautiful family. Sending my love to all of you. Cynthia Johnston, July 30, 2020 Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Scotty & Pollett Reasonover, July 30, 2020 So sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing! I met Gloria in Ruidoso and always enjoyed visiting when we ran into each other!! Heaven gained a true angel!!! RIP!
Christy Romine, July 30, 2020 Beautiful sweet lady. She will be missed. Mary Hale/Missy McKee, July 30, 2020