Lydia Louise Gonzales
1943 — 2023
Lydia Louise Gonzales was born March 13, 1943, in Durant, Oklahoma,to Benjamin and Lula Dunson, into a loving family which eventually included seven children. She passed away on November 20, 2023, at the age of 80, in Arlington,Texas. She was a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation and Thlopthlocco Tribal Town. Her clan was Sweet Potato. Lydia grew up south of Okemah and attended Eufaula Boarding in Eufaula, Oklahoma, during her elementary and middle school years. After leaving the boarding school she graduated from Heavener High School. Lydia moved to Dallas, Texas,after graduation attended El Centro and Mountain View Community Colleges. She worked for Texas Instruments for several years, and...