• 72°

Obituary – Gloria Jean Dingeldein

Gloria Jean Dingeldein, 85, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Feb. 8, 2019, in Phoenix. She spent the ‘80s in Oxford, always regretted leaving and hoped someday to return. As did her husband, Dewey. On Saturday, they are coming home. Interment, 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery Columbarium, followed by celebration of life at Bailey Branch Park picnic pavilion, Oxford.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, on Dec. 1, 1933, she was the daughter of Curley and Rose (Roy) Bourgeois. She was a lifetime student of history and political science (B.A., Lamar University, ’56; post-grad, University of Wisconsin; M.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, ’72; doctoral work, Ole Miss) and a retired tutor at the University of Oklahoma athletic department. She loved her family, gardening, dogs, cooking, classical music and Sooner football. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dewey; her brother David Bourgeois, her sister, Lucylle Allen; a niece, Kim Brun; and her beloved Lexus and Miss Kitty. Survivors include her brother, Leonard Bourgeois; daughter, Alison; sons Mark (Bess), Matthew (Dawn), Nathan, Paul (Mici) and John (Kelly); a grandson, Jeff Laurenzo Jr. (Ashley); and granddaughters Rosanna, Victoria and Emily Dingeldein. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.