Gayle Elaine Tennyson

A memorial visitation for Gayle Elaine Tennyson, 70, Lawrence, KS, will be held at from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Private inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Gayle passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at LMH Health in Lawrence.

Gayle was born on April 24, 1951, in Lawrence, the daughter of George E. and Caroline O. (Gunn) Tennyson.

She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1969. She was a cake decorator for Munchers Bakery for over 25 years. Gayle loved to read, garden, and watch football. She loved her grandchildren and animals, especially her dog, Kirby.

Survivors include her daughter, Rachel Elaine Muñoz; son, Joseph Edward Muñoz; two grandchildren, Natalie, and Madelyn; sister, Lea Ann (John) Lyons; and brother, Michael (Vicki) Tennyson, Sr. and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Caroline Tennyson.

Memorial contributions may be made in Gayle’s name to Donor’s Choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

13 Condolences

  1. Dhanielle Williams on November 15, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    I am truly heartbroken hearing the news of your passing. I will miss you so so much. You will always hold such a special place in my heart. It was a pleasure to have known you and been able to care for you when I lived in Lawrence. My deepest condolences to your brother Mike and the rest of the family.

  2. Kay Rytting on November 16, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Dear Mike and Vicki,
    Sorry to read of Gayle’s passing. She will be sorely missed. Blessings on you and your family and a rich outpouring of comfort during this time.

    Love, Kay

  3. Gary Lee Wheeler on November 16, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Mike and Vicki, sorry to hear about Gayle, my thoughts and prayers are with you

  4. Linda Lang on November 16, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    I was sad to learn about Gayle’s death. She was such a kind person, even in seventh grade when I first met her. My condolences to her family.

  5. Max Strunk Family on November 17, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Only words of Love, as the sadness passes through your family’s heart.

  6. Bette Freeman on November 17, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Gayle’s passing. She was a very sweet lady. Prayers to her family.

  7. Linda Radford on November 18, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Gayle was a good friend she will be truly missed. Prayers for her family and loved ones.

  8. Charla Tunget on November 19, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Mike: Very, very sorry to hear of Gayle’s passing. We have a lot of great childhood memories. Love to you/Vicki and all of the family.

  9. Angel Eyes on November 20, 2021 at 1:36 am

    I am so sorry to hear that Gayle had passed away. She will be greatly missed and will be forever in my heart. I didn’t know Gayle very long; however, she left an imprint on my heart that will never go away! She was loved by everyone that met her. I will always miss her.

  10. Helen Pendleton Rumbaut on November 22, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    My deepest condolences to classmate and friend Mike Tennyson on the loss of his sister. May the Lord Jesus comfort you all and give you His peace that passes understanding.

  11. Anita Longfellow on November 24, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Mike, VIKI, Lee Ann and Children,
    It’s heavy on my heart to hear of Gayle’s passing. She was my high school friend and sister-in-law . I love you and wish you comfort and peace.

  12. Marie Ann Ochs on December 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    I am so ,so sorry to hear this. I just found out while i was scrolling through the obit’s about a school mate that passed away. I hadnt seen Gayle for so long and i am a second cousin. Shame on me. God Bless All the Family.

  13. Sam Spade on March 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    So sorry you left. Wish we had more time. I understand but still sad. You are in my heart and mind. Goodbye for now. We will meet again. Until then look over me.

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