Gordon Jay Pixler

7 February, 194111 February, 2021
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Gordon Jay Pixler was born in Eldora, Iowa on February 7, 1941. His parents were Harry Virgil and Anna Marie Pixler. He was raised in Steamboat Rock, Iowa with his brother, Virgil Pixler (Ann) of Cedar Falls, Iowa and his sister, Harriet Peterson (Bob) of Altoona, Iowa. After 2 years at Ellsworth College, he joined the Air Force and spent time in Korea. Most of his professional career was with Gulf/Chevron Oil in various accounting and tax departments. After his retirement from Chevron, he spent several years with National Property Tax Management.

Gordon leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Mary, 4 sons and 4 grandchildren. His two oldest sons from his first marriage are Jeffery Gordon Pixler of Durant, Oklahoma and Kevin Jay Pixler of Bowie, Texas. Gordon married Mary Susan Hudgins Pixler on January 19, 1980 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Houston. They have two sons, and four grandchildren: Christopher Thomas Pixler (Lindsay) of Montgomery, Texas and their children, Jack and Savannah and Jonathan Virgil Pixler, (Amanda) of Buda, Texas and their children, Hannah and Nora.

Gordon and Mary lived in the Spring Branch area of Houston before moving to The Woodlands in 1987. Gordon loved being involved with his boys in their various sports, with Scouting, and with church activities. He had a passion for travel and he and Mary visited much of the United States in their RV. He loved hiking and camping and anything outdoors. Gordon played basketball in high school and college and followed every sport on TV. Being that his wife and sons were Aggies, he really enjoyed the football games and basketball games there. He was also an avid reader. Gordon was blessed with many friends with whom he loved to travel and spend time with. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

Private services will be held at Forest Park The Woodlands. Facebook live streaming will be available for services on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, The Woodlands, or M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.


  • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center



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Brenda McDougall

22 February 2021

Gordon was the first person I met when I moved to The Woodlands. He was a good friend of Rod's and I was so nervous that he would not like me. My first impression of Gordon that he was a gentle giant. He was so kind to me and treated me like an old friend. Almost everyone will make a good first impression, but only a few will make a good lasting impression and Gordon Pixler is one of those people that makes a good lasting impression.
Thank You Gordon for being a good friend. You will be missed.

Love always
Brenda & Rod McDougall

Marie Stirman

21 February 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. He was such a kind person and I know he loved Mary and his family so much. My prayers go out for Mary and his family.❤️

Grady Hudgins

19 February 2021

Uncle Gordon was always very caring and supportive whenever our family visited. He said if I ever needed anything he would help me, and even offered to let me stay with them. He was a blessing in my life by providing hope and wisdom when I needed it most. He is a great role model and taught me to be supportive of others' interests, patient with others, and a helpful guide when someone is uncertain. He and the Pixler family will always be a beacon of light in my life.

Love to Uncle Gordon, Aunt Bunny, Chris & Jon, and the entire Pixler family.

Jill Hudgins

16 February 2021

Gordon was a great man who will be truly missed. I have very fond memories of our families traveling together between Texas and Colorado, up to Yellowstone, and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. My favorite memory of Gordon was when he took Hank and I to see Christmas lights and luminaries in the Woodlands, while baby Grady slept and Bill went to see friends in Houston. He had such a big heart!

God bless and keep Gordon, Mary Sue, and All the Boys and their families. Sending much love and deepest sympathy.

Jill Hudgins

Sharon Everts

15 February 2021

Condolences to the Pixler family. I met Gordon on at least one occasion and heard many good things from my brother in law, Virgil, and sister Ann. The memories they have will be cherished forever.

RIP Gordon.

Rod McDougall

14 February 2021

Gordon was a close friend and former neighbor for many years. Gordon and I delivered Meals on Wheels together for several years and through that experience I found him to have compassion and great respect for all people. We went on a few campouts together and he cooked great breakfasts too. Gordon will be missed by us all.

J. Steve Taylor

13 February 2021

Many lives were touched by Gordon. He was one who walked among us as a special friend. To scouting friends he will always be remembered as “BEING IMPORTANT IN THE LIVES OF SCOUTS”. 🙏 🙏 RIP Gordon tell we meet again!

Marjie Podzielinski

13 February 2021

Mary and Chris,
So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you as you celebrate Gordon's life . Much love , Marjie P 🙏🏼♥️

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