Kenneth Edwin Noteware passed away on December 5, 2019. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 13, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate his life of 72 years at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 6310 114th Street. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish and view his life tribute at www.memorialdesigners.net.
Ken was born on November 10, 1947 in Oak Park, Illinois to Kenneth Beeson and Phyllis Roper Noteware. Ken was the jokester middle child of 5 and grew up in Dallas. After graduating from Hillcrest HS in 1965, Ken went on to earn a Bachelor’s in Business from Texas Tech University. A man of deep faith, Ken joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shortly after graduating and served a mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After his mission service in Brazil, Ken was blessed to meet the love of his life, Gay Orr. They married for time and eternity on April 22, 1978 in the Oakland Temple. Ken and Gay moved to Texas shortly after and raised 4 daughters in the Dallas area, spending 20 years in Allen. Ken sold insurance and served faithfully in his local congregation. Quick to make friends and to lend a hand, Ken had a heart for missionary work and serving God’s children. He and Gay served valiantly as missionaries in Rio de Janeiro from 2012-2013 and in Palmyra, NY from April 2019 until his death on Dec 5, 2019. As a lifelong TX sports fan, Ken loyally followed his Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys even from afar and until the very end.
Ken is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gay Orr Noteware; and his daughters, Sarah Noteware of Lubbock, Rebecca (Sam) Reedy of Lubbock, Kate (Brody) Blankenship of New Braunfels, TX and Rachel (Aaron Polacek) Noteware of Washington, DC. Ken adored his role as grandpa to Dirk, Miles, Steven, Kara, Adam and Matthew. He is also survived by his siblings, David Noteware of Dallas, Debbie D’Ambrogi of Dallas and Dan Noteware of Winnsboro, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Karen Bullock.
The family of Kenneth Noteware has designated the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Missionary Fund, for memorial contributions donated in his memory.