January 2, 1936 - December 25, 2017
Gayle S. Warren
Gayle S. Warren “Sunshine”, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on December 25, 2017 at the age of 81 years. She was born on January 2, 1936 to the late Ney Stegall and Vera Broome Stegall in Miami, Florida. Gayle grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and met the love of her life, Joseph, while working for American Oil Co. Gayle was instrumental in helping her future husband obtain employment with American Oil Co. where he went on to become a widely successful Salesman, Territorial Marketing Manager and ultimately the President of Far East Asia Division for Amoco Oil. This helped to shape their future as Joseph and Gayle’s careers with American Oil Co. took them all over the world. They moved from Charlotte to Chicago on the first of many moves for American Oil Co. (which became Standard Oil, then renamed as Amoco, and is now BP). Moving every 2-3 years; the Warrens lived in Orange County, CA, Scottsdale, AZ, West Bloomfield, MI, Chicago, IL, and were transferred overseas to Singapore in 1976 with Amoco Oil, where Joseph was promoted to President of Far East Division in 1981. They were repatriated in 1985 back to Chicago, IL and later retired to Arlington, Texas in 1986 to be closer to family.
Gayle Warren, a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all she met, was a retired Executive Secretary and Executive Wife of her loving husband, Joseph Warren Jr. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband but also managed to participate in the PTA, play backup goalie for floor hockey games in the basement, and spend time cooking, bowling, playing bridge, and loving on her family.
Gayle S. Warren was preceded in death by her husband in May of 2001. She is survived by her sons; Mark (Jane) Warren, Michael (Marcia) Warren, Scott Warren, and Stephen Warren, her grandchildren; Joseph and Jack, as well as extended family and friends.
In honor of Joe’s service aboard both the U.S.S. Toledo (CA-133) and USS Marias (AO-57) in the U.S. Navy between WWII and the Korean War, a committal service with military honors will be held in May of 2018 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery where both Gayle and Joseph Warren will be laid to rest together.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in Gayle’s name be made in support of women fighting breast cancer.
“You will ALWAYS be in our hearts, Sunshine! If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.”
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
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