Clydene Gilmer, 86, died December 13, 2020 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Due to the pandemic, services will be delayed until next year.
Clydene was born in 1934 in Hamilton County, Texas to Stella Price. She was named after her father Clyde Price who died before her birth. She moved to Waco at a young age and resided there for most of her life. A graduate of Waco High in 1951, she married Belvin Gilmer of Gatesville in 1953. While raising two boys, she enrolled in night classes at Baylor and earned her degree in 1970.
Clydene taught mathematics at University High in Waco for most of the next 30 years. She received several honors including the 1990 national co-teacher of the year for The Opportunity Program (TOP) for at-risk students.
Clydene loved people, puzzles, cards, games and Christmas. She was quick to smile and laugh and prone to spontaneous singing and dancing.
She is survived by her son John, grandchildren Jillian and Jackson, daughters-in-law Loise and Maryann, and cousin and lifelong friend Lola Price. She was preceded in death by her husband Belvin and son Mark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.