In Memory

Gwynne DuBose (Keyland)

Gwynne DuBose (Keyland)

Gwynne DuBose Keyland(1951 - 2010)

Gwynne DuBose Keyland passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010, after a long battle with lung disease. Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the service in Wesley Hall at the church. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider a contribution in Gwynne's memory to The Glenda Dawson Donate Life - Texas Registration, 30 Lanidex Plaza West, Box 685, Parsippany, N.J. 07055. Born April 3, 1951, in Fort Worth, Gwynne was a longtime resident of Fort Worth, as were her parents Joy L. and James S. DuBose. She graduated from Paschal High School and the University of Texas at Austin. She was a loving mother, grandmother "GiGi," daughter, sister and a dear friend. Her family and friendships filled her life with love and joy. Strength, faith and grace guided her. She raised her son and daughter to value family above all else. She was a talented pianist and artist, and nurtured her creativity through her love of music, art and decorating. Gwynne shared her passion for classical music with her mother and best friend, Joy, by attending both the Van Cliburn Piano Competition and Aspen Summer Music Festival. She greatly enjoyed traveling with family and friends to Colorado and California. She was active in both her C-3 church circle at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth and the Woman's Club of Fort Worth. A true dog lover, she shared many years of companionship with Bark, Molly and Misha. On her 57th birthday, Gwynne received the "gift of life" through a lifesaving lung transplant. She was able to see her children married, meet her first grandchild, and learn that her daughter is expecting. She saw the mountains and the ocean, and regained her independence. She actively campaigned to raise awareness about organ donation. She did years of volunteer work in the Fort Worth area and gave generously to many causes. Gwynne will continue to be a light for all who knew her and her loving spirit will live on in our hearts. Her family would like to express deepest thanks to her donor family, the staff of the UT Southwestern Medical Centers of Dallas and San Antonio, and Kellye Garrett. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joy. Survivors: Son, Christopher Keyland and wife, Brittany; grandson, Sean; daughter, Kate Roberts and husband, Chris; brother, Jim DuBose and wife, Tori Adams; nieces, Anna and Jamie DuBose; father, James S. DuBose and wife, Caroll; and a host of extended family and friends.

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10/04/10 08:43 AM #1    

Chris Sumrow

RIP, Gwynne.  I just saw this.  Gwynne's parents and mine were very close friends and my thoughts and prayers go out to her Dad, brother, children and grandchildren.

Chris Sumrow

12/30/10 05:38 PM #2    

Jan Laird (Clay)

Sweet Gwynne,

I have just read this -- and have a lump in my throat, and big tears.  You have been in my thoughts many times since high school because you were so sweet and dear to me.  I lost touch with you after high school, but you were so special that I have thought about you many times.

Sweet dreams, lovely lady,  Jan Laird (Clay)

03/15/11 02:02 AM #3    

Robert Irvin


What a superb obituary.

05/07/11 11:01 PM #4    

Ilene Glazer (Miller)

 I was so saddened to see this notice.  Gwynne was a very sweet and special friend in school.

My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family.

02/04/14 08:53 AM #5    

Carey Blackwell

Our paths in school began together at Westcliff Elementary -- I remember well from the beginning Gwynne's sweet spirit and charming, ever-ready laugh. When I saw her at the 20 year reunion for the first time since high school, those attributes were as evident as ever. I was reminded of just how sweet and kind she was; we had a great visit. I know she must have faced all the adversity in her life, some not mentioned in her obit, with the same admirable qualities of spirit. She was a diamond among gems. Shine on, Gwynne.

02/04/14 07:45 PM #6    

Virginia Hayes (Presnell)

What a gifted, talented individual.  Always a perfect lady.  I was blessed to enjoy friendship with Gwynne following our high school days.  I so much enjoyed serving in several organizations with her.  Through health struggles, she remained cheerful and positive.  Never heard her complain.  Gwynne, I admired you greatly and I miss your kind spirit.  

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