Llwanna Gale McNutt Dutton was born to Austin McNutt and Grace Bucher McNutt
on September 4, 1936 and passed from her earthly home to her Heavenly
home on November 16
th 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Malvern,
Ohio and resided in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the time of her death.
Llwanna, who was lovingly known as Gale, was number 5 of 7 children born
to Austin and Grace. At an early age Gale was placed in foster care. Oh
the horror stories she could tell, but she did not let it define who she
would eventually be as an adult.
At age 18 she returned to living with her mother. This is where she met
her future husband, James D Dutton, Sr. He was in the Air force and stationed
with one of Gale's brothers. Jim followed him home during a leave
and was introduced to Gale. They were married June 18, 1955 and were married
for 33 years. Being unable to conceive children of their own Gale and
Jim adopted two children. First was James D Dutton, Jr and then Dianna
Gale followed Jim throughout his service career and they then settled in
Texas while Jim worked for Darr Equipment Company. Gale was a homemaker
for many years. She did eventually go to work for McDonald's and worked
for approximately 20 years. For the past 19 years Gale was an avid Nascar
fan and her favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. She was able to attend two
different races at the Texas Motor Speedway.
In 2007, following the death of her dear sisters Muriel and Jackie and
her first bout of cancer, Gale moved to Tulsa, OK to be near her son and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, all her siblings and various
nieces and nephews. She is survived by James Dutton, Jr and wife Letaza,
Tulsa, OK and daughter Dianna Lynch and husband David of Wichita Falls,
TX . She was blessed with 3 grandchildren, Jarred and Amanda Tressler
and Aleah Dutton. She had 2 step grandchildren Rustin Pritchard and wife
Lindsay and Levi Pritchard and wife Rachel. She also welcomed 5 great
grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She had one specially selected daughter Rhonda Piazza and her extended family.
Gale's life will be celebrated during memorial services at Christ the
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tulsa on November 20
th at 2:00 and Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park, TX on November 22, 2014.
Interment will be in the Temple Cemetery in Temple, OK immediately following
the Iowa Park memorial service.
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