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GLORIA DENHAM


1948 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
GLORIA DENHAM Obituary
Rogers Denham Dec. 14, 1948 - May 9, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY Gloria Denham went to be with our Lord May 9, 2018, while in the arms of her family. Her last 10-month battle with cancer may have defeated her physically, but did not touch her spirit. She was a strong-willed and compassionate person who loved her family with all her heart. Gloria was always there with a quick hug or stern advice, depending on the situation, and her strong spirit has forever engraved a mark in so many lives. Gloria was born Dec. 14, 1948, in Oklahoma City. She was raised in The Village, where she met Craig Denham, her childhood sweetheart and future husband of 50 years. Gloria graduated from John Marshall High School in 1967, and like her mother Ellen, she pursued a career in nursing, leading a well-respected lifelong career as a nursing instructor and medical administrator. Gloria loved fishing, boating, being outdoors and especially, her frequent jaunts to the casino. More importantly, Gloria was involved and supportive of her children and grandchildren. She was always there for them with unwavering love and unconditional support. She could not have been a better wife, mother, grandmother or friend as witnessed by all those who were fortunate enough to know her. Gloria will be missed indescribably by so many ... our comfort is that we will be together again one day. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Ellen and Lloyd Griffin. She is survived by her husband, Craig Edward Denham; son, Craig Edward "Jay" Denham II; and daughter, Leslie Michelle "Shelly" Denham; her granddaughters, Chloe Josephine Denham and Jade Elizabeth Denham; brother, James Ronald Rogers; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a close circle of lifelong friends who were all special to her. Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, in the Chapel at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery at 7801 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City.
Published in The Oklahoman on May 15, 2018
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