1940 Alene 2023

Nora Alene Whitt Gideon

April 29, 1940 — August 24, 2023

Alene was born on April 29, 1940 in Bonham, TX and passed away peacefully on August 24, 2023 at her home in Garland, TX, surrounded by her family. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband, Jack, for over 55 years.

Alene met Jack by chance in 1956 after Jack gave a ride to a hitchhiker in Dallas and his girlfriend happened to be best friends with Alene. Alene and Jack were introduced, fell in love, and later married in May of that year in Dallas, TX and the rest is history. Together they raised 5 children. And helped to raise 10 grandchildren, and even got to love on several great grandchildren.

Most people knew Alene as "Mom or Mamaw" and she was "Mom and Mamaw" to many. She was also a beloved sister and friend. Her door was always open and she never met a stranger. She was kind, nurturing, patient, a caretaker, giving, faithful, brave, and funny. Everything that you would want a Mom and Mamaw to be.

Mamaw was instrumental in the lives of her children and grandchildren and loved on them endlessly. She was always there for them, to support them, and cheer them on. She was always ready to listen and to help and give big hugs.

She had such a love for animals and loved many over the years. She loved to cook and to bake for her family and friends and her Zucchini bread was a favorite. She also loved to crochet.

She was loved and will be greatly missed.

Alene is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jack Gideon; son Mark Gideon; parents Dean and Ruby Whitt; brother, Bobby Dean Whitt.

Alene is survived by son Mike Gideon, son Jim Gideon and daughter-in-law Lynne, daughter Cindy Geer and son-in-law Joe, daughter Tammy McMennamy and son-in-law Walt; grandchildren Rebecca Anderson (husband David), Josh Gideon (wife Caroline), Lyndsee Fryar (Brandon), Taylor Gideon (wife Nicole), Emily Terrell (husband Andrew), Jacob Geer, Peyton Geer, Isabelle McMennamy, Natalie McMennamy, Jackson McMennamy; great grandchildren Evie Anderson, Nora Anderson, Preslee Schwartz, Thomas Gideon and Owen Gideon; daughter-in-law Lynn Gideon; daughter-in-law Glenda Johnson; sister Jamie Hammonds; numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, 8/31/23 from 9am - 10am at New Hope Funeral Home, Sunnyvale, TX. Funeral service will also be held on Thursday, 8/31/23 beginning at 10am at New Hope Funeral Home, Sunnyvale, TX. Burial will be at 2:30pm at Arledge Ridge Cemetery in Bonham, TX.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

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