Gaynelle Pierce
Gaynelle Pierce
  • June 15, 1941 - December 20, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Gaynelle Pierce, of Houston, Texas, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 20th.
Gaynelle was born in 1941 in Dallas, but grew up in Houston, where she attended Reagan High School where she met her husband Charlie and best friends for life, Pat and Buddy Aden. The foursome regularly traveled and shared their lives together for over 60 years.
Gaynelle was one of the early career women, working fulltime, starting in the early 1960s. Early in her career she worked for large corporations as an Executive Assistant, and spent that last 25 years working in the energy industry until her retirement from Baker Hughes as Human Resources Analyst. Gaynelle was an active member of Desk & Derrick Club for over 25 years, served as the President and in recognition of her service was named member for life. Additionally, she had her own business, working as a Mary Kay beauty consultant for many years.
Gaynelle loved traveling. With her beloved husband, Charlie, she travelled to almost every state in the union visiting presidential monuments and libraries. They also traveled to Thailand, Egypt, and countries throughout Europe. She journeyed to China and took several cruises with friends. She kept in touch with friends from all parts of her life and received great joy from the relationships she had with her grandchildren. She was very creative and loved sharing her creations, including quilting, embroidery, jewelry and other fun items.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Charles and Tracie Pierce; her daughter and son-in-law, Jill & Coburn Williams, as well as her four loving grandchildren - Zachary & Alexandra Pierce, Taylor & Nicholas Williams. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Heights Funeral Home 1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008.