David Allen Gabourie

September 12, 1934February 24, 2013

David Allen Gabourie, 78, of Arlington passed away peacefully among family Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Arlington. He was the perfect example of a great Christian, husband, father and grandfather. Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, with Father Daniel Kelley officiating. Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Road. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Dave and the family requested memorial donations be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, Texas 76017. David Gabourie was born in Traverse City, Mich., to Frank and Francis Gabourie on Sept. 12, 1934. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. He then enlisted and was commissioned in the United States Air Force and eventually became a special agent with the Office of Special Investigations until his retirement in 1978. In 1979, he began a career with the Defense Investigative Service and eventually transferred to the United States Customs Service where he served out his second career as an intelligence research specialist. He ultimately retired in 1998. He was actively involved in the Knights of Columbus as the longtime comptroller of Mary Queen of Peace 4th Degree Assembly 2112 in Arlington, and treasurer and charter member of Council 13470, St. Joseph the Worker in Arlington. He enjoyed life to the fullest and considered it a hobby. The family wishes to extend gratitude to Arlington Memorial Hospice, their friends and the Catholic community that provided support and comfort throughout his illness. Today heaven gained another angel. Survivors: His wife of 55 years, Rosemary; daughter, Laura Stephens and her husband, Richard, of Houston; sons, Tim and his wife, Kim, and Mike and his wife, Teri, of Dallas; and adult grandchildren, Christopher Marshall and Kristen Gabourie.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Jan Peterson

April 3, 2013

Dave was my friend and I looked up to him because of his kindness to others. No matter how he was feeling he always was upbeat and would try to make you smile. I loved him and know that he is watching out for his family and friends. May your faith in his eternal happiness bring you peace. It seems the more one is loved the more they are missed. Dave, my friend, you are greatly missed here on earth. What joy there must be in heaven with you there!

March 27, 2013

Can't believe it has been a month on Sunday. Your so missed by our Family and there is a hole in my heart that can't ever be filled. Miss you so much Daddy.



March 25, 2013

It has been a month and my heart is still heavy yet empty. I miss you every day. I know there will be an eternal day when we smile and laugh at my selfish sadness. Until then I pray you make it eaisier. I Love you Dad.

March 25, 2013

Rosemary and family, I am so sorry to hear about Dave. Our prayers are with you.

Phil, Maureen and Mike Riccardi

March 21, 2013

I miss you daddy

March 21, 2013

I miss you Daddy

Sir Knight/Past GKRussell Goodenough and Other sir knights of 8895

February 28, 2013

On behalf of my brothers who are SirKnights at 8895 we want to say we will miss David .He was a great man and did a job that no one else would do .I really appreciate everything he did for me and for our council whenI had served as Grand Knight. It was ashame that he could have waited till after the assembly celebrated their 25 anniversary he would have been able to see it. But God must have needed David now .May God bless him and May God bless you and the family in this time of sorrow

David Morgan

February 28, 2013

Laura and family...our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you all and comfort you in this difficult time.

Mary and Dave VanderHoek

February 28, 2013

Deepest sympathy to you all. We will keep you in our prayers.

Dolores Sutton

February 28, 2013

My prayers and love are with you Rose. He will be missed by all. I loved his sense of humor and kindness.
God bless you,
Dolores Sutton