1929 GAYLE 2024


January 7, 1929 — March 28, 2024

Fort Worth

Gayle Shelton Miller passed away peacefully Thursday evening, March 28.  

Family and friends will gather from 5 to 7 pm Friday, April 5, in the Great Room at the funeral home.  A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 1 pm Saturday, April 6, in the Cramer Chapel at Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Road, with interment to follow in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Born in Austin, Texas, Gayle was the daughter of John E. Shelton II and Katherine Cavett Shelton.  She attended public schools in Austin and served as a cheerleader at Austin High School.  She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she joined Chi Omega sorority.   Gayle remained a dedicated Chi Omega the rest of her life and participated in forming the Chi Omega chapter at TCU.  She was very proud of receiving a 75-year Chi Omega pin, awarded to her.

Gayle met Kleber C. Miller at the University of Texas at Austin and they were married for 74 years.  The were members of the First United Methodist Church, Westcliff United Methodist Church and Overton Park United Methodist Church, now Arborlawn United Methodist Church.  She was active in Sunday school, prayer groups and many ladies’ activities at the church.  After they moved to the Stayton at Museum Way, she was a member of the Ladies Prayer Group and Bible Study Group as well as serving on several resident committees.   She made many new friends at the Stayton and enjoyed her new friendships.

Gayle loved people and never met a stranger.  As a result, she was active in several local charitable organizations.  She belonged to the Fort Worth Junior Woman’s Club and served as president of the Literature section.  She graduated to the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth where she was a founding member of the Aquarius 70 Club and served a term as its president.   She was on the Board and later became a member of the support group of the All Church Home, now ACH.  She was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Salvation Army and used to “ring the bell” at Christmas for them.  She was also active in assisting in the annual Salvation Army Sale.   Gayle and Kleber helped found the Terpsichorean Dance Club and they were member of the Ridotto Dance Club, the Dinner Dance Club and Colonial Country Club.

For years she and Kleber had season tickets to the Texas and TCU football and basketball games.  The followed TCU to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl and the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.  They also followed the Texas Longhorns to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Gayle enjoyed supporting the activities of her three sons.   She drove them, rooted for them and encouraged them in their tennis, golf, hockey, soccer and other sports they were involved in.  She was a Cub Scout den mother, active in the PTA at Westcliff Elementary School, where her boys attended, and she worked for over 15 years in the Westcliff school’s carnival to raise money for school activities.

For years, she was a member of a small group of friends in a so-called sewing club.  She jokingly said that “not a single one of us owns a needle or thread!”  She was also in a bridge club and enjoyed her bridge games.  She relished her friendships in those groups.

During her last illness, she was lovingly and efficiently supported by Kimberly Davis, for which the family gives their thanks and appreciation.

In addition to her husband, Kleber C. Miller III, Gayle is survived by her sons, Kleber IV and his wife, Johanna, Alan and Scott; grandchildren, Mallorie, Noah and Kleber V and his wife, Ashley; great-grandchildren, Kleber VI and Henry; and niece and nephew, Susan Hellberg and Reynolds Shelton.

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