Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC) remembers and honors past member, Gloria Caravantes, who passed away at her home on November 22, 2019 at the age of 98. A member of ADDC since 1952, she was elected as the 1960 Region IV Director at the 1959 ADDC Convention in San Antonio, Texas, where about 1,300 women attended.
She was a longtime member of the Corpus Christi Desk and Derrick Club where she served as club president and director of ADDC’s Public Relations committee, which included club bulletins, scrapbook, and news releases. Later in 1975, she also served as the association’s president.
Gloria was employed by Exxon Oil Company (Humble Oil) for 38 years as a staff assistant to the Land Manager and operated a catering business, MarGlo’s Catering, with her sister Marcia for 30 years. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club while employed with Exxon Oil. She was always active within her church where she volunteered as a CCI and Sunday school teacher and her community.
A post-convention lunch barbecue was held at the Elks Lodge in Kingsville, TX, for the newly elected Region IV Director in early October 1959. Several area oil and gas companies sponsored the event, where nearly 300 people attended including “six busloads of Desk and Derrick women,” according to an October 7, 1959 Corpus Christi news article.
Many ADDC members lovingly remember her as a wonderful friend and her dedication to Desk and Derrick. She will be sadly missed by many.
Memorial gifts in her memory may be sent to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 5300 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi, TX 78412.
Read Gloria Caravantes’ full tribute at Seaside Funeral Home.