OBITUARY

Eugene Warren Aune

August 16, 1924September 27, 2019
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Eugene Warren Aune

Eugene Warren “Gene” Aune was called to his heavenly home on September 27, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 16, 1924, to Harry Oswald Aune and Amanda Eleanor Jorgenson Aune. He was the middle child of three. Gene grew up in Havre, Montana, where he graduated in 1942 from Havre High School.

In 1943 he answered the call to serve our country. Gene was a member of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles, a decorated WWII Veteran and Bronze Star Recipient.

After the war on Sept. 10, 1946, Gene landed in Austin where he attended and graduated from The University of Texas. Here he met his wife of 56 years, Joan Carson Aune. The two settled in Dallas where they raised their 3 sons Warren, Jon and Greg.

Gene worked and became the president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. After retiring, he was able to pursue his lifetime love of golf. He was forever a Hook’em Horn Longhorn fan. He was a member of Lakewood Country Club, where he was twice the Club Champion.

Gene loved following his grandchildren in all their endeavors, from football to baseball to volleyball to film and music. He was their biggest fan. Up until his last days, he was still texting and calling them with love and trivia and just checking in on them. At 95 years of age, Gene had 2 mobile phones and a Facebook account and was curious about twitter. He was an inspiration to us all.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Harry and Amanda Aune, his brother, Art Aune of California, his wife and love, Joan Aune and his son Warren Aune of Dallas.

He is survived by his sister Helen Aune Earnest of Houston, his 2 sons, Jon Aune and his wife Marci Lochte Aune of Austin and Greg Aune and his wife Karen Perkins Aune of Dallas, daughter-in-law JoAnne Richstatter Aune of Austin, along with grandchildren Ashley Aune Isbell and husband Thomas of Tucson, Carson Aune and his wife Rachael, Coy Aune and his wife Heidi, all of Los Angeles, Kaylee Aune of Austin, Mary Catherine Aune Sikes and husband Travis of Austin, Austin Aune, Turner Aune, Chad Aune and Carrie Aune of Dallas, Eden Aune of Austin, and Great grandchildren Chandler and Staton Isbell, Quinn, Elin and Rosie Aune, Willow Aune, Smith, McCoy and Hawkins Sikes.

Gene will be greatly missed as the leader of our family. He was so loved by all 10 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren. His love of country and family will be a legacy he leaves behind in each of us.

Services will be at Sparkman-Hillcrest, the viewing is Tuesday, October 8th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Memorial Service is Wednesday, October 9th, at 1 p.m., with a burial on site. Pastor Steve Calvert will officiate.

All are invited to gather in the reception hall for light refreshments following the burial.

Pallbearers for Grandpa Gene will be grandsons, Carson, Coy, Austin, Turner and Chad Aune and Travis Sikes, Thomas Isbell and Cole Thompson.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the 101st Airborne Association.

We would like to thank the Ardent Caregivers and Hospice for the loving care they gave to Gene in the last month of his life and to dear friends, June Weber and Becky Davis.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Reception Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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Sissy Strosser Daniels

October 4, 2019

Jon & Marci

I’m sorry for your loss - prayers for comfort and strength as you go through these next days weeks and months !

With love,

Sissy Daniels

Ruth Carter

October 3, 2019

Caring, kind and wise are the words that describe how Gene was with me. He was an incredible mentor to me and I will always remember him for helping me in times of need and being a tremendous leader while at BCBS. Even after the BCBS years, he remained a friend and continued to be a mentor who helped me grow as a person. He will be greatly missed by all those who love him. He was one in a million.

Susan Harbin

October 3, 2019

Sending prayers of peace to the family as you gather to celebrate his life and legacy. - Susan and family

Sam Freedman

October 2, 2019

I Joined EDS in 1968 and Gene was my first customer contact. I remember thinking what a true southern gentleman he was. He taught me many things about the health care industry. He was always giving of his time and willing to help me grow as a person. His passing will be felt by many.

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