J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors

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M. Wynell Dehnel

August 21, 1938June 16, 2020
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Marilyn Wynell (Williams) Dehnel Born August 21st, 1938

Wynell Dehnel of Euless, TX passed away in the early morning hour of June 16th 2020. This compassionate, charitable, funny, outgoing, loving, gracious, kind and oh so beautiful lady left to meet her Heavenly Father while surrounded by her children and friends. Wynell is survived by children; Melisa Gale Dehnel, David Brian Dehnel, Teresa Renee’ Dehnel and her brother Homer Don Williams and wife Mary. Nieces and Nephews include Doug and Dan Gestwick, Diane (Gestwick) Moran, Denise (Gestwick) Lindross and Jeffrey Williams.

Wynell was preceded in death by her parents; Homer Thomas Williams and Lucille (Graves) Williams; Sister Lela Darlene Gestwick, son Curtis John Dehnel, foster son, Michael Stephen Batson and the father of her children, Curtis Otto Dehnel.

Wynell cherished her children, friends and family. Her life was built around, lived-and-dedicated to those she loved and held dear to her heart.

Always giving of herself, Wynell spent a lifetime helping those in troubled times. There was no judgment, no blame, just love, a shoulder, ear, shelter, and encouragement. It would be impossible to know just how many lives she touched and changed as her acts of kindness were abundant and many times private, personal, and kept confidential to and for those who sought her refuge.

Looking back, in translation, every event now locked in the realm of time and individual emotion; you just had to know her!

Wynell left her legacy; the print of God’s Will. She will be forever treasured, loved, and missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Foust and Son Funeral Home.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Homer Williams

June 27, 2020

Wynell lived with courage, determination and joy. On Tuesday, June 16, Wynell's spirit was peacefully released to forever walk the halls of heaven with our family who are already there. There are times however, when those whom we love are taken from us. We then begin to feel the burden of pain and a heart that grows heavier by the day. This is the way of broken hearts.

Wynell's (our) mother died unexpectedly after an illness when she was only a year old, and I not yet three. That event tore our family asunder. We were divided. Throughout a different and strange childhood, Wynell enjoyed the diversity of two fairly different environments. She lived mostly with our Grandmother Graves and me, and alternately with our older sister Darlene in the Williams household. She never complained about the shuttling back and forth, and sometimes I think, she enjoyed the diversity. Indeed, this shuttling probably prevented a great deal of squabbling, fighting and struggling for advantages over one or the other.

Wynell was a wonderful, doting mother always doing for her own children those familial things we missed in our own tender years. In your own relationship with her, you have come to know her in many different ways and for many different reasons. Cherish those memories and hold them close. They will be a comfort to you during the days and weeks ahead. Wynell was funny, loving and sincere.

Wynell spent many hours tending the yard as it was a source of great joy and pride to her. And then there were her dogs, she could never have enough of them! Her Grand dogs were a great source of comfort and joy.

At the end of her life and the last sleep coming, you have to know that the soul of her, that glowing, fervent soul of her, surely was in eager joy upon entering the dawn of some other place far-far away.

Rest in Peace dear Wynell, you are now in Gods House.

Your loving brother,

Homer Don

Diane (Gestwick) Moran

June 24, 2020

Aunt Wynell was my mother’s sister, and I loved her so much. She was always so funny, heart warming, and loving. She spent a good portion of the summer here in Buffalo with my mother in the years before my mother died.

The 3 of us spent a lot of time traveling all over Niagara Falls (both in the U.S. and in Canada) and in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada. There wasn’t a gift shop that Wynell could pass by without going inside! And she managed to make it across the Niagara Gorge in a cable car, clinging to the side but still peering over the side now and then!

She and my mother would bicker and change each other’s stories, but it was always in fun! Her stories about my mother and about growing up in Texas would always make us laugh, and more so after a martini or two were consumed! She had a great sense of humor. Her love was always there - especially for her children.

Rest In Peace Aunt Wynell. You are forever loved and will be forever missed.

Love, Diane and Charlie

Sam Peters

June 23, 2020

Deeds and not words have always shown what a person is about and Wynell's Deeds can never be surpassed. God has truly called a Golden Child home.


Becky Power-Haynes

June 23, 2020

Wynell will be greatly missed for her compassion for people and animals. Her arms were always opened and her ears were there to hear your cry and to help in anyway she could. She was like a second mom to me and grandmother to my children. She helped me and my family get through good and hard times. Especially when I lost my mom when i was young. I'm going to miss your smile, your hugs and your wave. I know you are resting in the arms of Jesus now. I'll see you again one day, my dear friend.

Jackie Mauldin

June 22, 2020

This sweet, beautiful soul was like a mom to me,she took me in when times were tough,but more important she showed me love and guidance,I will always hold that special place in my heart for i loved you so very much,taking me to school with a full belly cuz you cooked the best breakfast,
I will never forget all the things you did for me,i will always remember your beautiful face and heart...🥰❤🙏,

Dan Gestwick

June 22, 2020

I loved Aunt Wynell! We got close when she used to come stay with my Mother, her sister Darlene, for August and September to escape the TX heat. They would come to my house often for dinner, to visit or so Aunt "Nelly"(As I started calling her for some reason) could get me to make her a mojito! It was fun to see them together and very entertaining to hear them bicker. There was a time, near the end of a visit I think, when my Mother refused to cook for her anymore so Aunt Wynell pleaded with me to "make her some meat" because her sister wouldn't!

She was always very interested in my love life after my divorce and seemed to enjoy all my crazy stories. She was always very blunt, and a funny moment was when she left a message for me, that I listened to with my girlfriend at the time, where she asked me "how all of my women were doing!" Luckily that girl thought it was funny also!

She looked and sounded like my Mother so losing her will make it extra tough. But I am glad she is no longer suffering or in pain which she had been for a long time. I wish I cold make it there for the service but the times are what they are.

Love all of you!



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Lisa's birthday dinner Oct 2019


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