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Gloria Jean Rouse

By Staff, 12/28/21 2:47 PM

Gloria Jean (Jarvis) Rouse of Bentonville, AR (formerly of Hope, AR) passed from this life Friday, December 24, 2021.

Gloria was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy in life was raising her family, including being actively involved in helping raise two of her grandsons. Gloria was a graduate of Hope High School and Oklahoma State University. She spent her life loving and caring for those who needed it the most. Her social work included work with Oaklawn AIDS Foundation in Dallas, TX, nutritionist for several Native American Nations in Oklahoma and the Area Agency on Aging of Texas. If there was ever anyone in need in her daily life, she was always willing to give.  Gloria never met a stranger and made everyone she met feel special.  If you ever wondered where Gloria was all you had to do was follow the sound of her laughter.

After she retired from social work, she started a successful real estate career in Dallas, TX.  After she retired for the second time she relocated to Bentonville, AR to be closer to both of her children and grandchildren.

Born August 4, 1946, in Waldo, Arkansas, to Dale Jarvis and Marjorie (Ware) East, Gloria is preceded in death by her mother Marjorie (Ware) East, stepfather Clyde East, father Dale Jarvis, and brothers – Roger Dale Jarvis and Thomas (Bo) Dale Jarvis. She was also preceded in death by her parents in the Lord, Danny and Nina Hamilton.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband of 56 years, Michael D. Rouse of Bentonville, AR; daughter Michelle (Rouse) Dearing of Bentonville, AR; son David Michael Rouse of Bella Vista, AR; grandsons Ryan Rouse of Fayetteville, AR, Jay Rouse of Centerton, AR, Francis Ace Rouse (Ally Rouse) of Centerton, AR, Tyler Dearing of Bentonville, AR and Michael Todd Dearing also of Bentonville, AR; granddaughter Elaine Pere (Fern Pere) of the Philippines; great-grandsons Cade Pere and Aspen Pere; sisters Shelia Daniel (John Daniel) of Rosston, AR and Cherryl Olds (Jim Olds) of Great Falls, MT; brother William “Bill” East of Rosston, AR and a myriad of loved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in her memory to Circle of Life Hospice – Bentonville, AR or The Broyles Foundation – Fayetteville, AR.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 6-7:30 pm at Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home in Hope,AR.  Funeral services to be held Thursday, December 30, 2021, 10 am at Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home in Hope, AR with Bro. Jerry Evans officiating.  Burial will be at Memory Gardens in the Garden of Faith, under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home of Hope.

We also invite you to express your public condolences at www.herndonfuquafuneralhomes.comor private Letters of Love at www.herndonfuquafuneralhomes.com/page/letters-of-love.