OLDHAM, Gloria Mary
Gloria "Dolly" Oldham, age 88, died at her home at the Palm Desert Country Club, in Palm Desert on Monday, June 30, 2014.
Born Gloria Mary Fyfe on September 29, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Florence and John Fyfe; she was the youngest of four children.
As a young lady she met and married Jimmie Oldham and together they raised their three children in Sierra Madre, California: Susan Merritt (Rick), Kathleen Driscoll (John), and John Oldham (Jackie). She also leaves behind eight grandchildren: Jessica Maggio (Val), Kristen Giordani (Justin), Joseph Cowell, Colleen Bischoff (Rob), Matthew Cowell (Tara), Patrick Driscoll, Jack Driscoll and Samantha Oldham; and six great grandchildren: Savannah, Isla, Aven, Curtis, Nolan, and Brayden; and her beloved Cocker Spaniel "Sporty".
Gloria was preceded in death by her three brothers: Claude, Charlie, and Gordon, and her husband Jimmie.
She was a model for aging with grace and dignity, an inspiration for all who knew her. She will forever be remembered for her determination, independence, love of animals, and dedication to family and friends.
A private family service will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to La Salle High School Athletic Fund, in memory of Gloria Oldham.
La Salle High School Athletic Fund
3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107-1996
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on July 8, 2014