San Leon, Texas resident Gladys Irene Dickinson, 87, died June 30 after an extended illness.
The daughter of the late Joe M. and Zela Irene Meyers Comer of Morrison, she went to school in Morrison and Viola and later moved to Muncie Ind., where she worked in a Borg Warner plant during World War II before moving to Taft and Bakersfield, Calif.
She married Thomas Dickinson June 2, 1945 and they resided in the Bakersfield and Tehachapi areas for 20 years, raising two children, Joe and Susan, and Jim Wiggins, a foster son.
She moved to Houston in 1967 and resided in Texas City and San Leon for the last 25 years. She was active in her church throughout her life and enjoyed being a caregiver for those with special needs. She was active with the Eastern Star in Bakersfield, Tehachapi and Houston and enjoyed life, nature and rural living. She made an effort to keep in contact with family and friends by writing many letters and sending special occasion cards. She especially enjoyed returning home to Morrison to be with family. She sold Avon products for over 25 years.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, James, Newell and Harry Comer; sisters, Lois Schrecrengost, Faye Marcrom and Elizabeth Huvar.
She is survived by sisters, Edith Vinson of Houston, Joann Jones of Nashville and Carolyn Womack of Morrison; children, Joe Dickinson and wife Doris of Kingwood, Texas, Susan Hart and husband John of San Leon; Jim Wiggins and wife Peggy of Bakersfield; granddaughter, Stacey Uptegrove and husband, Rusty of Santa Fe, Texas; step-grandsons, Mark Halliday and family of Leander, Texas, and Carl Halliday and family of Kingwood, Texas.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at High’s Chapel with Glyndia Dodson officiating. Burial will follow at Bascom Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at High’s. Memorials may be made to Bascom United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 44, Morrison, Tenn., 37357.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 3, 2011