Kenneth Edwin Noteware

11/10/1947 –

 12/05/2019

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  • Visitation
Date: 12/13/2019
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 12/14/2019
Time: 11:00 am
 – 12:00 pm

Obituary

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.

Memorials

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.

Condolences

10 thoughts on “Kenneth Edwin Noteware”

  1. I so loved working with Brother Noteware in the temple. He was always quick witted with a joke and smiles.
    When my daughter was to serve a mission he came to me at church and offered some funds. He said he wanted to do much more but Sister Noteware always had to restrain his generosity because otherwise they would be poor.
    It just goes to show how big of a heart he had. I will miss seeing his smiles and hearing his jokes. He was truly an amazing example to all who knew him.

  2. We loved Ken and his family, we loved Kens sense of humor and his many sports stories. He was a wonderful Young men’s leader to our oldest son, Joshua who remembers him fondly.
    Our heartfelt condolences too his sweet wife Gay and his beautiful daughters and families. May you all feel the Saviors love and comfort at this time. Clark & Corinna Jones. Alden,TX

  3. We loved Ken and his family, we loved Kens sense of humor and his many sports stories. He was a wonderful Young men’s leader to our oldest son, Joshua who remembers him fondly.
    Our heartfelt condolences too his sweet wife Gay and his beautiful daughters and families. May you all feel the Saviors love and comfort at this time. Clark & Corinna Jones. Allen,TX

  4. Wes and Cassie Crews

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband and father. We pray that your memories of him will bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  5. Mona Hanna - Oklahoma City

    I believe Ken Noteware was the one who instigated the formation of the National Noteware Family Reunion. That’s how I met Ken and his wife Gay at the second National Noteware reunion in 2014 in Traverse City Michigan. I volunteered to take my mother so I could see Michigan. What I experienced and saw was much more than seeing the beautiful sites of Traverse City Michigan, I met some awesome loving people! I’m thankful I was able to get to know Ken and laugh with him.

    Gay, my heart hurts for you. Mentally I’m wrapping you in my arms and crying with you. The sorrow is deep and real.

  6. We never met. Although only very distant cousins he was always there to build me up and encourage me. At a very low point in my life he gave me a cash gift of a few hundred dollars to help me thru making child support that month ! He only asked that I do the same for someone else in the future ! Which proudly I have since done ( and through his example have done many times over ) . I am sorry for the families pain and loss, you all are in my thoughts.

  7. I meet Ken in person at the Noteware Family reunion in my home town of Traverse City MI, but before that we met by sending emails back and forth all regarding baseball. He believed I would be better not being a Detroit Tigers fan which he told over and over. I lossmy father in June so I have to believe that they are both talking baseball somewhere watching over everyone. So sorry for your loss Gay and family.

  8. Denise Soules Caywood

    I am so sorry to hear about Ken, he was such a wonderful, big hearted man. I was so happy to meet him at the First Noteware reunion. Four of us managed to get that first Noteware reunion off the ground. Mary Jane Noteware Cotta .. Denise Soules Caywood…and Ken Noteware and Kent Mauk …. I am glad that these reunions have been successful in continuing. I will miss you Ken. God bless his family at this difficult time.

  9. Amy Baeza-Rodriguez

    Brother Noteware will be deeply missed. He was a hoot! When I became a member of the church him and his daughter Sarah were one of the first people I met in the church. He was always so kind and honest. He has such a strong testimony for the gospel and I know as I am typing this he is sharing the gospel on the other side with someone. Sending love and hugs to the family.
    Much Love, Amy

  10. Gay:

    Duane and I were sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. We enjoyed getting to know you both as we served as your home teachers for several years. Ken lived a full active life and was a friend to everyone. I wish you the best as you face the future and hope you can continue to find joy in life. Sending Love to you and your daughters and grandchildren.

    Duane and Pat Mitchell

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