Funeral services for Glenda Gay Ivy, 62, of Lexington were held Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the First Baptist Church in Wanette, Okla. Interment followed at the Lexington Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mrs. Ivy passed from this life February 20, 2023.
Glenda Gay Garver was born on April 5, 1960 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the fourth of five children born to Everett Lee Garver and Carol Eyvonne Reed. Growing up during challenging times, Glenda developed a bond with her brothers that continued until her passing through daily phone calls and weekly hugs; David always gave the best hugs according to mom.
On November 28th, 1975, Glenda became the happiest girl in the whole USA when she married the love of her lifetime, Ronald Dean Ivy. Ron and Glenda started their life together at an early age and spent the next 41 years chasing the rodeo, traveling the highways and dirt roads, raising kids, serving others, raising animals, and playing with grandbabies.
Glenda lived an impassioned and faithful life: dedicating herself to her husband, their five kids, her grandkids, her church, her tribe, and anyone else lucky enough to have her in their lives.
Glenda was a proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and actively pursued opportunities to bring that culture to her family. She tirelessly devoted her time to creating tribal regalia for the whole family. As she did throughout her life, she always made an effort to ensure everyone felt welcome at the Pow Wow, at her home, or just in her presence.
Glenda devoted herself to the Lord and made a lifelong commitment to him. She helped lay a foundation for her children and her children’s children that provide a way to live this life and a path to the next. She also set the standard for those kids to see what hard work looks like. By raising five kids with a truck-driving husband rolling down the road, the countless hours spent tending to dogs, horses, and other critters, service jobs from firefighting to caretaking, and still finding time to raise, nurture and cultivate her children; Glenda taught the values of true love and true grit.
Glenda’s greatest impact to this world is through her five children: daughter, Terri, and sons, Dennis, David, Daniel, and Dustin. She raised five amazing individuals who know how to love unconditionally, know how to serve unselfishly, and know how to work devotedly. These five will continue the lessons Glenda passed to them through their nine children who will continue to share Glenda’s life lesson to future generations.
Glenda has spent the last sixteen years loving, hugging, holding, cheering, and chasing grandbabies. Without question, this is the happiest thing she got to do. She was an amazing grandma who went out of her way to make sure she was part of the lives of all her grandchildren. She gave her love and her time unconditionally. Glenda will be incredibly missed as those grandchildren continue to grow.
Glenda will be dearly missed as a mom, as a grandma, as a sister, and as a friend!
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Garver and Carol Reed; brother, Richard Garver; parents-in-law, William and Tinnie Ivy; brother-in-law, Robert Bruce; niece, Toni Bruce; nephew, John Garver, and love of her life, Ronald Ivy.
Glenda is survived by her daughter, Terri Fulton (Jeremiah); sons, Dennis Ivy (Melanie), David Ivy (Alicia), Daniel Ivy (Crystal) and Dustin Ivy (Victoria); brothers, David Garver (Trena), Jerry Garver (Davlyn) and Lewis Garver (Susan); in-laws, Larry Ivy, Linda Ivy and D’Ann Bark (Danny); nine grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonlittle.com.