Funeral service for Glenda Jean Robertson,82, of Lawton will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Justin Evans officiating.
Glenda Jean (Vance) Robertson gained her wings and joined her heavenly family on April 13th at her home in Lawton at the age of 82.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022 and on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A special visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00 p.m. until to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022.
Glenda was born in Spring Creek, Oklahoma to Rufus Vance and Elsie Ozella (Barber) Vance on October 12, 1939 at 9:00 p.m. in a three bedroom farm house with a doctor, her aunt, and a friend assisting. Glenda married Harold Lloyd Robertson on April 6, 1957 who was home on leave from the US Army, stationed at Fort Bliss, TX. Glenda graduated from Gracemont High School in 1957 and upon returning from her senior trip to Pensacola, Florida, the furthest that she had ever been from the farm, got on a bus and joined her husband in Fort Bliss and began 20 year stint as an Army Wife. They spent one year in Bliss before Harold got orders for Korea and Glenda returned home to Spring Creek and took a job at the hospital until her husband returned and their adventure continued taking them to back to Fort Hood, TX where their first child, Renee, was born in April of 1960. With a baby less than a year old, Glenda embarked on another first when she boarded an airplane for the first time to join her spouse once more, who had been re-assigned a three year tour in Fairbanks, Alaska. In February of 1963, Glenda gave birth to her second child, a son, Randall Harold, and within a few months was on the road again, this time headed to Fayetteville, NC. Harold’s service was needed in Vietnam in 1965-1966 so while he did his duty, Glenda returned with her children to Anadarko, OK where she filled the empty hours with a job in a convenience/grocery store for extra income. When Harold returned from Vietnam the family moved to Fort Hood, TX for a short while before orders for Nuremberg, Germany came up. 13 months later and they were on their way back to Anadarko while Harold did a stint in Thailand and then off to Berlin, Germany for three years. In 1974, Glenda was finally able to set roots and actually buy her first house full of furniture and her first house as the family would eventually retire in Lawton. Moving was in her blood at this point so when given the opportunity to pack and move families from one port of call to another, Glenda jumped on the chance and worked for Allied Van and Storage for 18 years, a job she loved. The light of her life and the apple of her eye was born in Sept. of 1989, her Granddaughter, Danielle Ashley Blackburn. Glenda took her moving skills to another level and worked at Fort Sill, OK in the transportation department for 11 years. Glenda said that she was happy to retire from that job but she missed the people. Glenda was a people person who never met a stranger and was always kind and giving. She loved everyone without judgment and helped many along the way.
Glenda is survived by one brother, Don Vance Sr. of Midwest City, OK; her daughter, Renee and spouse Dave Johnson of Elgin, OK; her son, Randy Robertson of the home; and a very special angel of a friend, Denise McQuain who stayed by her side until her last breath; several nieces; nephews; cousins; and one fur-baby, Rascal.
Glenda is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Jerry Don and Rufus Vance Jr.
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