Dennis Lee Gundy

May 28, 1944 - December 5, 2013

Dennis Lee Gundy, age 69, of Plano, Texas, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at a Plano medical center. He was born on May 28, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, to Lawrence “Larry” Oscar and Marjorie Jean (Conley) Gundy.

Dennis dedicated 43 years of his professional career to the telecommunications industry in both domestic and international venues. He was involved in a number of highly leveraged entrepreneurial and turn-around ventures, and other well established telecommunications enterprises. In addition, he was a co-founder of Telecom Advisory Group, Inc., a consulting concern that specialized in startup, turn-around and transitioning telecommunications ventures primarily in the international markets. During his career, Dennis acquired a BSEE, an MBA and a JD.

Dennis is survived by his life partner and companion of 28 years, Jelena Murray of Plano, Texas; daughters, Tracy Denise (Gundy/Hall) Stancliffe of Washington, Cristi Ann Gundy of California, and Cathy Lee (Gundy) Smith and husband, Darren, of Arkansas; grandchildren, John Lee Stancliffe and wife, Renee Ashley (Hanlin) of Texas, and Emmalynn Virginia Smith and Ryley Elizabeth Smith of Arkansas; half-sister, Shelley Ann (Gundy) Hankins and husband, Delbert Wesley "Wes”, of Washington; half-brother, Kenneth “Ken” David Gotzenberg, and wife, Shirley, of Utah; half-sister, Kathleen “Kathy” Ann Gotzenberg of Hawaii; first cousins Teresa “Terrie” Ann (Martin) Stankovich and husband, James, Michael “Mike” Lee Martin, Patrick “Pat “ William Martin, Mark Alan Gundy, and Patricia Leanne (Gundy) Burns Nelson; and a large extended family.

Dennis was preceded in death by parents, Lawrence "Larry" Oscar Gundy and Marjorie Jean (Conley) Gundy Radford Gotzenberg.

A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held starting at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Dennis and Jelena’s home in Plano. While flowers will be appreciated, donations in Dennis’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital by visiting or to the Charity of your choice.

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Dad, I know you are reading this from Heaven. My love for you has never left my heart. There's so much of you in me, it should be no wonder we had many differences in my adult life. Just know that you leave me with the Gundy spirit and forever knowing what NOT to do when it comes to family. Dad, my solace is that you had Yelena at your side for the 28 years. Each day that passes we love her more and more. Our hearts grow every time we speak to her. She will be safe, taken care of if needed, and most importantly...loved. Know that your Grandson is at this moment, helping his wife give birth to your great grandson. You will live on in all of us. You left this world with wonderful children, who now have children and grandchildren of their own. Scott, Cristi,Cathy and I carry your lineage forever. Most importantly Dad, know that you will always be loved and I bury you deep into my heart. Your first child, Tracy Denise Gundy-Hall, December 19, 2013 With your passing, I lost so much more than the life companion, soul mate, business partner and friend. Your departure brought to a close the most stimulating, memorable, joyful and special moments of my life. Your unique spirit still lingers everywhere I look. Even now, I hear your voice, see the ever-present smile, catch your laugh and sense your charm. Although our time together passed too quickly, you changed and enriched my life profoundly and in so many ways. I will always remember how your generosity, compassion, humor and incomparable approach to life touched and inspired innumerable lives around the world and brought families closer together. Moreover, I will never forget your extraordinary service to this country and the sacrifices you made for freedom and a better world. Your purpose in life was clear, and you enjoyed it to its fullest and on your own terms. Your greatest legacy is that all those whose lives you have touched will keep your spirit alive through the many wonderful memories they share. May God hold you close and give you piece at your new home. Now that you are with the angels, I am sure you will keep them entertained and laughing with a tale or two. I am also sure that you and your dad are brewing up a storm and celebrating in style. Take good care of one another and throw a few Frisbees for Champagne. I will carry you in my heart for the rest of my days. Jelena Murray, December 17, 2013