Dola Mae Gregory was born to Rondo and Jessie Burdett on January 26, 1929, in Ava, Missouri, and entered the heavenly gates on February 11, 2016.
She was raised in Ava, Missouri, until she graduated from Ava High School and then she moved to California where she married and had three children.
She worked at J.C. Penny’s as a sales clerk until she was hired at Valley Medical Center where she was a ward clerk for 27 years before retiring.
She loved her children Janet Ames, Marilyn Orden and Donald along with their spouses, seven grand-children and five great-grandchildren. Being with them and supporting them in whatever they were doing was her favorite thing in life.
She also loved all of her friends, attending her book club, retirement events, Fresno Philharmonic, and the Town Hall lecture series.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ann Burger; her parents Rondo and Jessie Burdett; and several close friends.
A private burial was held on February 19, 2016.
Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, California.