In Memoriam
Gloria Jean McCarter
Sequoyah Student 1980s


  Riverside, CA   Gloria Jean McCarter-McGuigan , 47, was born September 15, 1963 and was a former resident of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; passed away on February 20, 2011 in her home in Riverside, California.

   She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother and sister; she is survived by family and friends. She was born to Joyce Smith-McCarter and Cicero McCarter, her siblings are sister Carlene McCarter Echohawk  (Seq.Cls -81)> of Tulsa, brothers Darrell Smith  (Seq.Cls '71) of Tahlequah and Martin Smith of Tulsa.

    Gloria Jean McCarter-McGuigan leaves behind her own family, husband Joseph Thomas McGuigan, sons William John McGuigan and Joseph Tesla McGuigan all of Riverside California, daughter Joyce Katelynn McCarter and grandson Adian McCarter of South Dakota.

    Gloria McCarter-McGuigan graduated in 1981 from Sequoyah High School . She attended college at Rogers State University and obtained an Associates Degree in 1986, next at Northeastern State University in 1987 with a degree in graphic arts and transferred to 
University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

    She served her country in the Navy until she was honorably discharged, and her last occupation was that of a ship's clerk and cashier.

    Memorial services were held March 11, 20011 at the Elm Tree Baptist Church in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Pastor D.J. McCarter officiated.