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Gloria Voelkel Settle

January 3, 1923 - January 8, 2018


The family will gather for a private graveside service and invite you to a reception at River Crest Country Club beginning at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cook Children’s Medical Center, the James L. West Alzheimer Center or charity of choice.


Gloria Voelkel Settle was welcomed in her Father’s arms at 9:46 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Gloria was born January 3, 1923 and just celebrated her 95th birthday. She attended Arlington Heights High School where she was an AHHS Sweetheart, and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Gloria was a member of the Jewel Charity Ball and The Fort Worth Garden Club and loved her time serving on the Woman’s Board of Cook Children’s Hospital. She was a loving wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. She was happiest when little ones were around.

In addition to her parents, Elmer Alvin and Winnie Nau Voelkel, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Daniel Settle, daughter, Diane Settle Taylor, and son, Alan Harris Settle.

Survivors: Children, Robert Daniel Settle Jr. and his wife, Gail, Janice and her husband, Mark Philip Thomas; grandchildren, John Frank Taylor III and his wife, Moira, Alicia Louise Taylor and Elizabeth Kell, Robert Daniel Settle III, Christopher Arthur Settle and his wife, Caroline, Michael Harris Settle and his wife, Briana, Lauren Thomas Bredthauer and her husband, Cole, Anna Melissa Harrison and her husband, Chris, Mark Philip Thomas Jr. and his wife, Courtney, and Robert Daniel Thomas; great grandchildren, Shaun Settle Taylor, John Fowler Taylor, Patricia Diane Taylor, Lawrence Daniel Settle, Andrew Bryant Settle, Jacob Knox Settle, Madeline Brooks Settle, Emma Grace Settle, Charles Thomas Bredthauer, Anna Melissa Bredthauer, Samuel Gibson Bredthauer, Katherine Marie Bredthauer, Thomas Whittington Harrison, and Taylor Settle Harrison.

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Isaiah 40:31