Imogene Davison Glover, 98, lifelong OK Panhandle resident passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023 at her home in Guymon.
The daughter of Gerald O. and Vinita (Riley) Davison, Imogene was born in Texas County, Oklahoma north of Texhoma on November 4, 1924. Imogene was raised knowing hard work on the family dairy. She attended Texhoma schools, graduating from Texhoma High School with the Class of 1943. Following graduation Imogene worked at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, KS as a B-29 inspector until spring of 1944. Imogene injured her knee and following surgery went back to Texhoma to drive a tractor during harvest as the men were all in the military service during WWII. Next, she worked at Liberal, KS Air Force Base in the machine shop on B-24’s. In 1945 she took a job with the Missouri Commission for the Blind, helping teach and driving a Blind Teacher to homes over the northwest part of Missouri. She returned to Texhoma in 1947 and worked as a telephone operator on the switchboard until it closed. Imogene later worked at the Texhoma Times as a linotype operator and job printer, before becoming editor and publisher. She worked on the Texhoma Times, The Guymon Observer, The Guymon Daily Herald, The Goodwell Sentinel, and others newspapers.
In 1951, Imogene married Wallin T. Glover and and they had three children: twins, Doris and David, and Terry. In 1964 she went back to college at Panhandle A&M at Goodwell graduating in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then began her twenty-one year teaching career in Guymon, where she taught Speech, Drama, Debate, English, Art, and Library Media, retiring in 1988. She went to summer school at OU and earned her Masters Degree in Library Science.
Following retirement in 1988, she and Wallin T. traveled for about two years before they both went back to school at Panhandle State University and studied real estate. They worked as real estate sales associates at Landmark Real Estate in Guymon. Following Wallin T.’s death in 1995, Imogene became a broker and opened Dust Bowl Real Estate. In 1998 she married Jack P. Smith. He preceded her in death in 2005. Imogene was inducted in to the OPSU Alumni Ambassador Hall of Fame.
As a young girl, Imogene survived the dust bowl in the Oklahoma Panhandle. She has been featured in three documentaries about the dust bowl including the Ken Burn’s PBS documentary. Proud of her Depression-era roots, she named her agency “Dust Bowl Real Estate” and kept its doors open until 2009.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; brother, J.R. and Mary Belle Davison; and sister, Doretta and Bill Gregory.
Survivors include Imogene’s three children and their families: daughter, Doris and husband, Ron Gray of Guymon; granddaughter, Tammy (Jimmy) Cotter of Guymon and great grandchildren, Kelsi Cotter of Guymon and Karlee Cotter of Tampa, FL, Brayden and Hannah McWright of Lubbock, TX; grandson, Ronnie Shane Anderson of Texhoma and great grandsons: Matthew (Priscilla) Luper and great-great grandchildren, Mason and Mavis, all of Colorado Springs, CO and great grandson, Cody Loeser of California. Son, David Glover and wife, Vicky of Bartlesville, OK; grandson, Chris (Laura) Glover and great granddaughter, Marlowe of Bend, OR; and grandson Nick T Glover of Portland, OR. Son, Terry Glover and wife, Kathie of Fort Worth, TX; grandson Thomas Glover of Amarillo, TX; grandson Michael Glover of Austin, TX; and granddaughter Gillian Glover of Amarillo. Imogene is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Graveside memorial services will be conducted Saturday morning, July 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Texhoma Cemetery with Charles Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Imogene’s name can be made to No Man’s Land Senior Citizen’s Center and will be accepted at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942. Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.
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