OBITUARY

Ms. Elsie Lee Gunter

February 22, 1935June 26, 2020
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Elsie Lee Gunter, age 85, passed away peacefully June 26, 2020 in Wichita Falls, TX with her sweet daughter by her side.

Elsie was born in Vernon, TX to Delbert Preston Goodrum and Laura Bell Goodrum and that is also where she met and married her husband Norris Don Gunter. They moved to the HEB area when son Ricky was an infant and there, they welcomed their second child Leanne.

Elsie’s first job was at a finance company and that blossomed into a long very successful career in banking. It meant so much to her to be able to help people see their dreams come true and their businesses grow. She was directly responsible for a tremendous amount of growth and business expansion in north Texas. The banks that were graced by her presence and leadership over the years include First State Bank Bedford, Bank of North Texas, Landmark Bank, Worthington National Bank, and Woodhaven Bank. She retired in 2012 after 50+ years.

Her community meant a great deal to her and she volunteered for many things. The thing she loved most about that was the basket of best friends she gathered.

Elsie was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Don, her son Ricky, and sister-in-law Winnolee Goodrum.

Survivors include her precious daughter Leanne Lambert (Cody), her grandchildren Zach Gunter & Riley Lambert (Lindsey), precious great-grandchildren Dax Lambert, Fletcher Lambert, and Emersyn Gunter, her brother Benny Goodrum, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins & best friends including Genny Hale.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Western Sports Foundation https://donate.onecause.com/wsf/donate or the Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/

Visitation will be held at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Homes in Colleyville from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday, June 30 and the graveside service will be at 12:30pm on Wednesday, July 1. The family understands that due to social distancing requirements many may not be able to attend.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Monty Goodrum, Pallbearer
  • Zach Gunter, Pallbearer
  • Geneieve Hale, Pallbearer
  • Lee Hughes, Pallbearer
  • Cody Lambert, Pallbearer
  • Riley Lambert, Pallbearer
  • RD Morgan, Pallbearer
  • Ret Stansberger, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Reception

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Memories

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Ann Hardy

July 2, 2020

One CLASSY lady!!! Followed her around from one bank to another. Her husband was coach of softball team for their daughter and my daughter. Will always remember him saying "they aren't that good, but, they sure are purty".

Elsie was a great confidant., And, she could be just as funny as she could be serious. A loyal friend she was.

Ashley Fuller

July 1, 2020

Sweet Leanne, I’m so sorry to hear about Elsie. She was such a sweet, kindhearted lady and always enjoyed getting to spend time with her. I remember she had the same china as my Nanny and thought that was so special. I remember the time we painted her front door together And had a sleep over with just us girls! I’m sure it’s never easy loosing a loved one but can find peace and comfort Resting in John 14. Praying over your family! God bless you! Loads of love, Ashley Fuller (Southwell)

Jonathan Trumphour

July 1, 2020

I was very blessed to have worked with Elsie and her amazing team (Genny, George, Barbara) at First State Bank Bedford and Worthington. I absolutely loved going to work everyday with them. I would have to agree with George that her German chocolate cakes were the BEST. My condolences to the family and many, many friends that Elsie had. She will be missed greatly.

Jonathan Trumphour

Gary Green

July 1, 2020

I have known Elsie Gunter for many years. I worked with her at Landmark Bank. She was a class act. She loved her customers, employees,friends and the Colleyville community. Most of all...she loved her family. She talked about them all the time. She will be missed.
Gary Green

Denise Gill

June 30, 2020

Leanne we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Mom. I only met her one time but she acted like she had known me my whole life. Such a sweet lady. I know you will miss her so much but I hope your sweet memories will help you through this difficult time. We will be praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Love you sweet friend. 🙏🏻❤️
Denise and Jimmy Gill

Teri Reese

June 30, 2020

Leanne, Cody, Riley, Lindsey, Dax and Fletcher............

We are so sorry about Elsie.

Please know we love you all and pray for comfort.

Earl Wayne and Teri

Anna Moser

June 30, 2020

I met Elsie when I was 14 at the bank located on what was then 183 in Euless. She was in customer service at that time and the bank had incorrectly charge me a service charge on my very small student account. I ask my Dad to take care of it but he insisted that I go see Elsie. That began a very long banking relationship as well as friendship. She was always kind and caring in a very non-banker kind of way. Both of us being involved with home building we had much in common. I followed Elsie to every bank she was ever evolved with and she was a dear friend. I know it was a great reunion when she saw her sweet son Rick and no doubt her life lesson will guide the family she has left behind.

Carla Mayes

June 29, 2020

Elsie was my very first business banker! Learned from her how important a business Baker relationship was.
What a great lady!
Thank you for all that you taught me!
Rest In Peace
Carla

George Gierisch

June 29, 2020

Elsie was a wonderful mentor to me in banking, a true friend in life and a great example for us all. I count myself fortunate to have shared time on this earth with her. The German Chocolate cakes she made for my birthdays were both a treat and a special memory. She is loved. May God bless and comfort her family.

Mary Francis

June 29, 2020

I first met Elsie when I started to work at Bank of North Texas in the early 90's. I was a little intimidated by her at first but soon learned she was a very sweet person with a wicked sense of humor. I so admired her for her knowledge and kindness. She will be greatly missed

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Biography

Elsie Lee Gunter, age 85, passed away peacefully June 26, 2020 in Wichita Falls, TX with her sweet daughter by her side.

Elsie was born in Vernon, TX to Delbert Preston Goodrum and Laura Bell Goodrum and that is also where she met and married her husband Norris Don Gunter. They moved to the HEB area when son Ricky was an infant and there, they welcomed their second child Leanne.

Elsie’s first job was at a finance company and that blossomed into a long very successful career in banking. It meant so much to her to be able to help people see their dreams come true and their businesses grow. She was directly responsible for a tremendous amount of growth and business expansion in north Texas. The banks that were graced by her presence and leadership over the years include First State Bank Bedford, Bank of North Texas, Landmark Bank, Worthington National Bank, and Woodhaven Bank. She retired in 2012 after 50+ years.

Her community meant a great deal to her and she volunteered for many things. The thing she loved most about that was the basket of best friends she gathered.

Elsie was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Don, her son Ricky, and sister-in-law Winnolee Goodrum.

Survivors include her precious daughter Leanne Lambert (Cody), her grandchildren Zach Gunter & Riley Lambert (Lindsey), precious great-grandchildren Dax Lambert, Fletcher Lambert, and Emersyn Gunter, her brother Benny Goodrum, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins & best friends including Genny Hale.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Western Sports Foundation https://donate.onecause.com/wsf/donate or the Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/

Visitation will be held at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Homes in Colleyville from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday, June 30 and the graveside service will be at 12:30pm on Wednesday, July 1. The family understands that due to social distancing requirements many may not be able to attend.