Glenda D. Spence |
was reunited in Heaven with her parents and her sister Julie Wimberly on Saturday, February 22, 2014. She was born on March 6, 1940, to Daisy and Elmo Dornburg and grew up in Goliad county, Texas. After high school graduation, she moved to Houston to pursue an R.N. degree and went on to work at Texas Children's Hospital.
In 1965, she went on a blind date with Melvin Spence. One year later they were married and enjoyed 47 years together as husband and wife. Together they raised two daughters, Kate (Peter) Hardin of Austin and Susan (Jeff) Gosmano of Houston.
Glenda loved traveling all over the world on tours, and by cruise ship and car. She loved to play the slots and would head for Lake Charles, Louisiana, at the drop of a hat. She enjoyed the annual family trips to Destin, Florida where the white sand beaches and clear blue water were food for her soul.
After her girls were grown, Glenda served as Hosanna Lutheran church secretary for 11 years where she and Mel were also charter members and have remained active.
Glenda was an excellent seamstress and sewed many dresses for her daughters including Susan's wedding gown. She loved being a grandma to her five grandchildren Spencer and Ryan Gosmano, and Conleigh, Alex, and Campbell Hardin.
Glenda is survived by her husband, two daughters and their husbands, her grandchildren, a brother Billy Dornburg and many nieces and nephews. Words cannot express how much she will be missed.
Visitation and fellowship with the family will be from 9:30am until the time of the church service at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 27th, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 16526 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77090. Following the service, Glenda will be laid to rest in the Spence family plot at San Jacinto Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hosanna Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2014