Darlyn Tomlinson

June 7, 1926 ~ January 6, 2022

Born in: Iron River, Michigan
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Darlyn June Glover Tomlinson was born on June 7, 1926, in Iron River, Michigan, the fifth of six children of Beatrice and James Lawson. One of her favorite childhood memories is playing the cornet in the family orchestra that played for numerous events near their Oklahoma home. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Kathleen Senerius, brother Jimmy Lawson, and husbands Gifford Glover and Moy Tomlinson. June graduated from Stillwater High School, then Oklahoma State University where she earned a degree in music education. She was an accomplished pianist who taught many students, including her great-granddaughter, Reese. While at OSU, June was active in Zeta Tau Alpha, was an involved alumni member as well, eventually serving as National Ritual Chair. June also served on local PTA boards, was an Art Docent for AISD and was an accomplished artist in her own right. She was also a member of Arlington Woman’s Club, delivered Meals on Wheels for years and played bridge and Hand & Foot into her 90’s. Active in her church, she was a role model who brought many to Christ through her witness. June served as a Stephen Minister for many years, was president of United Methodist Women at First Methodist, participated in and led bible studies, and served as a church greeter at Trinity United Methodist. Recently Parkinson’s robbed her of these activities, as she lost her steady hands and strong legs. We are grateful to the staff of The Waterford on Cooper and Envoy Hospice for their loving care in her last years.

She is survived by siblings Tom Lawson, Mary Gonzalez and Billie Huddleston, children Connie (Steve) Fowler, Susan (Paul) Knuckley and Larry (Barbara) Glover, grandchildren Kim(William) Chamberlain, Drew Fowler, Kevin (Elizabeth) Knuckley, Shannon (Patrick) Reilly, Gary (Robyn) Glover, and Tracy (Koy) Kelley. Her great-grandchildren include Reese and Logan Reilly, Grayson, Noah and Jacob Glover, Kate and Elle Kelley and Nicklaus and Austin Olivia Knuckley.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The burial will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. The visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Wade Family Funeral Home.


Public Visitation: Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: Friday, January 21, 2022 10:00 am

Trinity United Methodist Church
1200 West Green Oaks Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76013

(817) 274-1345

Graveside Service: Friday, January 21, 2022 12:00 pm

Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

(817) 275-2711

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  1. Will never forget the Lawson reunions and our summer vacations to Arlington! What wonderful memories we hold of Aunt June’s loving kindness, spirit, and energy, which I’m sure are bringing welcomed joy at the eternal reunion.

    Love and hugs to Connie, Susan, Larry and all the Lawson family,
    Don & Gianna
    Scott, Paige, Clara, Desmond

  2. I have many memories of Aunt June from our trips to Stillwater and then to Arlington. These trips were always a joy, after being in Blackwell.

    Aunt June had a Great sense of humor, and was so encouraging to me to try new activities. June taught me how to water ski. I still hear he saying,”OK, bring the boat around and let’s try it again” ; as I was chocking up water. After several attempt I finally got it.
    The 1967 Christmas Reunion will always stay in my memory.
    Aunt June will always have a special place in my heart.

    Connie, Susan, and Larry we love you all.

    Tom & Gwen
    Laura, Jason, Karen, Joe, Eric, Annalyce and Sidney

  3. I’m sorry for your loss, Larry. What a beautiful and lovely person your mom is. It is clear to see where you got your musical abilities on the drums!!

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