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December 11, 2013

Mildred P. Gamblin

Feb. 11, 1919 — Dec. 10, 2013

DUNCAN — Mildred P. Gamblin, 94, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Duncan.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Duncan Cemetery with the Rev. Tracy L. Wilson officiating and under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home of Duncan.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home.

Mildred was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Duncan, to Robert Lee and Minnie Teague. She lived all her life in Stephens County, and grew up on the farm in the Empire area. She graduated Empire High School in 1938. She remained on the farm to help out until 1946, when she entered business college and graduated in 1947.

After business college, she began work as a legal secretary, which she enjoyed doing every day for almost 30 years. In 1980, she began work for Paul’s Manufacturing, where she enjoyed those days until the late 1990s.

On Jan. 26, 1954, she married L. Earl Gamblin in Wichita Falls, Texas, and they had three children: Sandra Gale, Leo E. Jr. and Judy Diane.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and seven siblings: Elisa Lee “Dutch” Teague, Stella Carter, Lorrina Pollock, Hellen Snow, W. E. “Jack” Teague, and twin boys who passed shortly after their birth.

She is survived by her children and three grandchildren: Nancy Hause of Oklahoma City, Lynn Allen of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Kris Boice of Dallas, Texas; three great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers for Mildred Gamblin’s service are Bill Hause, Caleb Hause, Gary Pollock, Bobby Pollock, Tim Allen and Paul Waggon.

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