Schleicher, Gay Eleanor

June 10, 1938 - December 31, 2017

Gay passed away on December 31, 2017 in Plano, TX.  She was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on June 10, 1938, to Minnie and George Marshall.

Gay graduated from Washington High School in 1956.  She attended the University of South Dakota and was affiliated with Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

She was Miss South Dakota and a contestant in Miss Universe in 1957, where she was voted Miss Congeniality.

Gay married her high school sweetheart, Jerry Schleicher, on June 14, 1958.  She and Jerry have two sons, Troy and Shon, two very special daughters’ in law, Angie and Lisa; 6 grandchildren: Meredith, Andrew, Rachel, Audrey, Noah, and Elijah and one great-granddaughter, Kai Brai.

Gay was an active member of Church of the Holy Communion, a 40-year member of Canyon Creek Country Club, and the Texas Senior Women’s Golf Association.  She was an avid bridge player and a life master in the American Contract Bridge League.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Methodist Richardson Cancer Center.

Services will be at Church of the Holy Communion at 17405 Muirfield Drive, Dallas, Texas 75287 on January 13, 2018 at 10:00 A.M.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


7 replies on “Schleicher, Gay Eleanor”

Ted Griffy says:

Thoughts and prayers for all of the family. Gay was a special person.

John and Penny Tuthill says:

1 Peter 1:3-4
God Bless

Gale and Steve Rutledge says:

Gay was an amazing woman, a wonderful friend and a terrific golfer! We miss her already.

Mary Christian says:

Gay was my very best and dearest friend and I miss her so much already. We have been friends since they moved down the street from us on Canyon Creek Drive in the early 1970’s. We have traveled together, gone to movies and concerts at the Meyerson together, laughed, cried and shared confidences together for all those years and I will always remember her with love.

Mary Christian says:

Gay was my best and dearest friend and I am missing her already. My prayers are with Jerry and all their family. May our Heavenly Father comfort them.

May Sebel says:

I was privileged to meet Gay in our “First Friday Bridge Group.” She was a lovely person and will be missed.

Jim and Jill Christian says:

Our deepest sympathies to the Schleicher family. She was a great friend to my mom and our family.

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