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Marjorie Lynn Gossell

 December 5, 2022

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Marjorie Lynn Gossell, 90, passed peacefully at her home on December 5, 2022. She was born 1932 in Chicago and raised in small town Libertyville, Illinois. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

She married her childhood friend, Bill Gossell in 1956, who was then a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired as 2-star Major General. They lived in California and Illinois before settling in Farmers Branch, Texas in 1964 at Brookhaven Country Club where they raised their two sons (Robert and Steve). Working full time, she continued to advance her education at night and pursued a master’s in education at North Texas State University.

She excelled at her desire to be a special education teacher and helped many children from Illinois, California, and Texas for 25 years. She traveled extensively in the country and throughout the world with her husband. Her strong faith is evident as an active member at Holy Cross Lutheran in Dallas for 57 years and
loved her church family.

Marge and Bill were married for 63 years until his death in 2020. She is survived by her two brothers: Gordon and wife, Suzy Stagge of Muncie, IN; Herb and wife, Karen Stagge of Winter Garden, FL. She also is survived by her two sons: Robert and wife, Karla of Rendon, Texas; younger son Steve and Thelma living in California
and Oregon; and grandson William and wife, Marisa of Dallas, Texas.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 11425 Marsh Ln, Dallas TX 75229 on Monday, December 12 at 2 p.m. right after the viewing at 1:30pm.

The internment will be held at D-FW National Cemetery (cem.va.gov) on Wednesday, December 14th at 11:15 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests to please consider contribution be made in her name and memory to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Dallas TX (hcdallas.org).

2 Thoughts on Marjorie Lynn Gossell
    Diana Varnedore
    12 Dec 2022
    12:39pm

    Dan and I have had the honor of knowing General Gossell and Marge for over 30 years and are in awe of the legacy they leave. What an amazing model of love, devotion and dedication they have created to encourage us. They were always generous and willing to roll up their sleeves and show us how to serve. They have both earned their wings and will be missed tremendously but their legacy will go on. Their passion for community was contagious.

    Dan & Diana Varnedore

    Diana Varnedore
    14 Dec 2022
    11:28pm

    Dan and I have had the honor of knowing General Gossell and Marge for over 30 years and are in awe of the legacy they leave. What an amazing model of love, devotion and dedication they have created to encourage us.
    They were always generous and willing to roll up their sleeves and show us how to serve. They have both earned their wings and will be missed tremendously but their legacy will go on. Their passion for community was contagious.

    Dan & Diana Varnedore

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands

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