OBITUARY

Gloria Dean Carpenter

March 5, 1939August 17, 2011

Gloria Dean Carpenter, 72, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in a local hospital. She was born in Gilbert, LA and lived in Westlake most of her life. She was a member of St. John Bosco. She loved doing crafts, sewing, ceramics, oil paintings and Nascar racing. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Gerald Carpenter of Westlake; son, Greg Carpenter of Westlake; daughter, Cindi Sallee and husband, Greg of Monument, CO; daughter-in-law, Kathryn Carpenter of Lake Charles; sisters, Shirley Cormier of Lake Charles, Billy Foy of Westlake and 6 grandchildren, Shane Sallee, Justin Carpenter, Lexi Carpenter, Angela Sallee, Megan Sallee and Josh Sallee as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011 at St. John Bosco Catholic church. Rev. Bert Borrell will officiate. Burial will be in Westlake Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake on Friday from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. til time of service. Rosary will be prayed on Friday evening at 7 p.m. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 20, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, August 19, 2011
REMEMBERING

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Billy & Billie Pinkston

August 21, 2011

Gerald, you have our prayer and sympathy.Sorry for your great loss.

Pat/Tommy Ellender

August 20, 2011

Gerald, Cindi and Greg: We are so sorry for your loss. We wanted to come by, but I am still "active" with shingles and do not think that would be the thing to do. If we can do anything, please let us know. Again, all of you are in our thoughts and prayers and we will continue to pray for you through this difficult time. Hugs to all of you.

B T Taylor

August 20, 2011

Gerald,Greg & Cindi so sorry to hear about your great loss. Gloria will be missed by all of her many friends.You are in our prayers..

Vicki Embry

August 19, 2011

Gerald Greg and the rest of the family

My heart goes out to all of you. I can't express how sorry I am. Gloria was a very special person that will be missed by so many. May God hold you and give you peace at this time and in the days to come. Love you all Vicki and Jim Racing Buddies from Texas

VICKI EMBRY RACING BUDDY FROM OKLAHOMA

August 19, 2011






















Gloria The Red Rose

Gloria has traveled on with healed knees, far down the road beyond, to look down and see you, each and everyday.
She has passed the mountain peak and her soul is soaring with complete and unbounding freedom, she is in comfort, and in peace.
In one of the stars she will be living. In one of them she shall be laughing. And also it will be as if all the stars are laughing, when you look at the sky at night she will be
cheering each and everyone of you on to a wonderful life, and all her Nascar friends (Micky and Dale Junior) to finish in first.
The world is full of people, but there was only one Gloria a Rose with thorns that stuck into you and never let go. She had an electric smile and friendship that will always
be with you like a thorn that won't let go. The roses of love bloom with every thought of Gloria.
Gloria's love will remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories you have of her will never fade because she will always be in your heart.
I'd like the memory of Gloria to be a happy one. Gloria leaves and after glow of smiles, the echo whispering sofly down the way, Of Happy times and laughter,
bright and sunny days. She would like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun, of happy memories in every day to come.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of Happy times and laughing times
Gloria did not go away, she will walk beside you everday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

Now when you see a Red Rose or look up to the stars remember Gloria as your Gardian Angel

Wade,Julie,Josh, James Custer

August 19, 2011

Mr Gerald, Greg & Cindi, I can only say I am so sorry. Our family hurts for your loss. We were all talking and felt it a true honor and blessing to call you our family. We loved and will miss Mrs. Gloria's sense of humor and her love for family and life. I have fond memories of her, especially when I was younger and working at the shop, she would sit and talk with me as though I was a grown adult, I was only 12 or so, but thought how cool it was that she talked to me like I was 20...hahaha. I am sure over the next couple of days you will hear memories of her from others...hold them close and know that she is never so far that you can't see, feel or hear her...because she lives on through all of you. I have come to realize that in the last 9 months since Mom's passing. Mrs. Gloria was a loving, strong woman, I was honored and proud to know her. We are praying for you all! God Bless!

Wade,Julie,Josh,James Custer

August 19, 2011

Mr Gerald, Greg & Cindi, I can only say I am so sorry. Our family hurts for your loss. We were all talking and felt it a true honor and blessing to call you our family. We loved and will miss Mrs. Gloria's sense of humor and her love for family and life. I have fond memories of her, especially when I was younger and working at the shop, she would sit and talk with me as though I was a grown adult, I was only 12 or so, but thought how cool it was that she talked to me like I was 20...hahaha. I am sure over the next couple of days you will hear memories of her from others...hold them close and know that she is never so far that you can't see, feel or hear her...because she lives on through all of you. I have come to realize that in the last 9 months since Mom's passing. Mrs. Gloria was a loving, strong woman, I was honored and proud to know her. We are praying for you all! God Bless!

Dan and Dianne Darbonne

August 19, 2011

Mr. C, Cindi, Greg
Our hearts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorry. Dianne and I have been blessed to feel part of the family over the many many years of our friendship. Mrs. C was truly a blessing in our lives, as she has been for so many others. Our hearts are truly heavy. Memories are swirling!! We love you guys!

Tom and Toni Scimeca

August 18, 2011

We were so sad to hear about Gloria. She was a wonderful friend and she loved her family dearly. The Texas race won't be the same without her.

Loretta (Fraf) Whitney

August 18, 2011

Gerald, Greg, Cindi and all the family, I remember Gloria as such a happy person, gifted with the ability to make those around her smile! I've looked at many photos of y'all because she seemed always to have albums handy at our family events - what a great way to share! I know you have many lovely memories, and I pray that soon they will crowd out the deep pain of this loss. Guy and I send love and prayers.