Maureen Amanda Carroll Gayle, 84, of Keller, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas, after a brief illness.
Maureen was born on Sept. 7, 1932, in Anderson, Ind. She was the daughter of Everett and Valeria Carroll and sister to Beverly Dunn and Lucretia Sutcliffe. Maureen enjoyed a fulfilling job as a teacher to first and second graders in San Diego, Indianapolis, and later in Euless, Texas. She also dabbled in insurance sales and interior design in Fort Wayne over the course of her long career.
Maureen was an active member of the Chi Omega and Psi Iota Xi sororities and the Cedar Creek Women's Club in Leo, Ind. Maureen graduated from Ball State University with a degree in teaching and later took masters level classes at the University of Texas in Arlington. Maureen was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth and later the First United Methodist Church of Hurst where she was also a member of the choir. Maureen loved to sing, play bridge, take art and jewelry making classes and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Maureen leaves behind her beloved cocker spaniel, Sugar; her sister, Lucretia (Tom) Sutcliffe; her daughters, Laureen Garrison and Karen (Terry) Mays; her son, Lance Gayle; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with another one on the way; her beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and the countless friends that she has made over the years.
At Maureen's request, the funeral and burial will be a private event for her immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA in her memory.
Arrangements handled by Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Homes, Irving, Texas.
Published on  January 27, 2017