Gayle Marie Palshook

July 23, 1952January 6, 2019

Gayle M. Palshook July 23, 1952 – January 6, 2019 Gayle M. Palshook, 66, of Alamogordo, NM and Richfield, OH, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Gayle was born July 23rd, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio to Helen and Peter Palshook. After attending Kent State and the Cleveland Podiatric Institute, Gayle practiced Podiatry in Alamogordo, NM, Norwalk and Sandusky, Ohio. In addition to being a Podiatrist, she became a Paralegal and a Nurse.

Gayle is preceded in death by her mother, Helen Palshook, father, Peter Palshook, and brother-in-law, Barry Nauts. Gayle is survived by her husband, Art Lopez, step-daughters Wendy (Craig) and Janine. She is also survived by siblings, Jeff and Marcia, as well as niece Helen (Chuck). She has two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Gayle was an avid volunteer in her community, loved canning, and RV travel to the National Parks. Services will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1404 College Avenue, Alamogordo, NM, 88310. February 1st at 11am.


  • Art C. Lopez, Husband


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2019

Gayle Marie Palshook

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Vicki Young

March 12, 2019

I met Gayle our freshman year in college and knew immediately that she was a force to be reckoned with! Gayle backed up her convictions with action and a deep determination to right whatever injustice she encountered. She seemed fearless to me. When we discovered that we both suffered from serious episodes of asthma, she was an inspiration. Gayle refused to sit on the sidelines of life and let illness of any kind slow her down. There were just too many things she needed to do! Later in our lives, we were able to get together every few years for some long discussions about our experiences and future plans. As always, her energy and enthusiasm defined her. There was always something more she wanted to accomplish. She remained closely connected to her childhood home in Ohio and our last visit together took place only a few miles from where Gayle grew up. Retirement with Art in sunny New Mexico was the perfect second home away from those Richfield winters. I miss my dear friend but take comfort knowing she’s with her parents again as she was such a devoted daughter.

Vicki Young
Clyde, Ohio

Alex Boskovic

March 11, 2019

I only got to know Gayle over the past few years when she contracted for me to help manage her pond in Richfield, Ohio.
She was a sweet but tough older lady who had a very peaceful soul.
I could tell that she definitely had a spiritual connection with the property in Richfield.
I will continue to always show the property the upmost respect when out there in the future in honor of Gayle, knowing she will be watching over.

Thoughts and prayers to her family,

Alex Boskovic

Lois Knowles

January 24, 2019

Often I would be out in the front yard working, and Gayle and her dog, Petey, would come along and I would ask her to come in for tea. We would drink a cup of tea and talk about anything in our lives that needed talking about, and I would always feel better talking to Gayle. Right before Gayle passed away, some of our neighbors gathered for an early Christmas dinner. I will always remember that good day and all of the good stories we told each other and the warmth of the friendship we shared. Gayle, you will be missed.