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Gene was born in Colorado to Elizabeth and Floyd Doty, and grew up on a farm near Eskridge, Kansas. While attending Emporia State University, he met Rosalee Bazil, whom he married in 1963. In 1967 they moved to Rolla, Missouri, where he began his forty-two year career teaching English, technical writing, and literature at the University of Missouri Rolla. Until 1988 his last name was Warren, taken from his adoptive father George Warren.
Books of poetry authored by Gene include Christographia, Rumors of Light, Geometries of Light, Fishing at Easter, Similitudes, Nose to Nose, and Zero: Thirty Ghazals. Gene explored a variety of poetic forms including haiku, renga, tanka, and ghazals, and contributed numerous poems to various publications. He also published The Ghazal Page online for fifteen years, was faculty advisor for UMR's student literary publication, Southwinds, for nineteen years, and served as chairman of the Missouri S & T Department of English and Technical Communications for seven semesters. In retirement, Gene never stopped reading and learning, a passion that he passed on to his children along with his vital integrity and his deep love for family.
Gene passed away peacefully on January 16, at Barnes-Jewish hospital in St. Louis, due to complications from surgery. He is survived by two brothers, four children, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his beloved wife and companion of fifty-two years, Rosalee.
Published in The Rolla Daily News from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2015
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