Carey Jeanne (Hoyle) Glover (1927 - 2018)

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Carey Jeanne Hoyle Glover, of Amarillo, was healed and set free into the arms of her Heavenly Father. She passed from this life on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 26 days.

Carey was born on September 19, 1927, in Decatur, Texas to the late Embry Lua Hoyle and Agnes Amarintha McClung Hoyle. She grew up and lived through the Great Depression which brought many hardships but she still enjoyed many things that she learned from her mother. Carey learned to play the piano, learned to dance tap, jazz and ballet. As a teenager, she moved with her family to Bovina where she became a twirler in her high school band.

Carey met her one-day husband, Jimmy Ray Glover on a blind date that was arranged by mutual friends. An awkward first date, Carey clung to the car's door handle the entire time. In short order, Carey, 15, began to like Jimmy, 17, and they fell truly in love. World War II was on and Jimmy entered the U.S. Navy where he fought in the Pacific Theatre. Upon release from service Carey married Jimmy on March 12, 1946 in Clovis, New Mexico. During their post-war college days, they lived in Clovis, Portales and Plainview. Carey and Jim made their home in Amarillo in 1950 where Jim was hired as a firefighter in 1951for the City of Amarillo. Carey was a full-time wife and mother. She and Jim also operated a licensed daycare facility in their home for 23 years. Many children of Amarillo in the 60's and 70's were taught, sang songs around the piano, made crafts, played, took naps and received an abundance of loving care from Carey and Jim. The Glovers were also devoted to children's ministry at their church as well as singing in their church choir. She was a Southern Baptist.

During these years, Carey and Jim raised four sons. They saw all four of these young men serve in the U. S. military and then saw all four of their sons married and with families of their own. Carey and Jim were wonderful and doting grandparents to the children of these four sons. Sadly, Carey and Jim stood together time and again and also saw three of their sons, Michael William Glover, Jack Ronald Glover and Gene Ray Glover precede them in death. Then, on September 21, 2016, the love of Carey's life for over 70 years, her Jim, also made that journey.

A great family reunion is now underway in Heaven.

Carey is survived by her youngest son, Jeffrey Craig Glover and his wife, Rebecca, of Albuquerque, NM; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 16, 2018, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

The funeral will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Rev. Bob Miller officiating.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home of the Open Heart, 6818 Plum Creek Dr., Amarillo, Texas 79124.

The Glover Family wishes to thank Dr. Thomas Sames and his staff, Open Heart Hospice, and Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home and their staff for over 10 years of care to Carey and Jimmy.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

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Published in Amarillo Globe-News from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2018
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