June 7, 1926 ~ January 6, 2022
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.
Funeral Service: Friday, January 21, 2022 10:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church
1200 West Green Oaks Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76013
Graveside Service: Friday, January 21, 2022 12:00 pm
Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012