Gayle Hendrickson

March 7, 1937June 24, 2018

Gayle Hendrickson, 81, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor Caryl Miller officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. The family will be present from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. to greet friends. Please visit to view Gayle’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given to either the Kimball County Manor, the Todd Hendrickson M.D. 1985 UNMC Educational Scholarship Fund or Omaha Marian High School. The services for Gayle have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Gayle Hendrickson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on March 7, 1937, the daughter of Paul and Olga (Blunck) Babue. She moved with her family at an early age to Chadron. She attended the Chadron Schools and graduated from high school in 1955. She attended Chadron State College for a year and then was married to Dale Hendrickson in November of 1956 in Chadron. Gayle lived in various places throughout her life while Dale was playing professional baseball, including Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, California and Texas. They moved to Scottsbluff in 1960 and Gayle worked as a homemaker taking care of her children Todd and Tracy. They moved to Morrill and Gayle continued as a homemaker and supporting Dale as a teacher and coach. They moved to Kimball in 1969 and Gayle worked for Huenegardt and O’Brien Law Office and later worked as a Mary-Kay Consultant while continuing to support her family in their activities. She loved sewing, crocheting and needle point and made many things for family and friends. She loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with them. Gayle was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Hilda’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her husband Dale Hendrickson of Kimball, NE; daughter Tracy (Matthew) Tondl of Omaha, NE; sister Julee (Tim) Malone of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren Jackie Tondl and Lauren Tondl and 3 nieces and 1 nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Todd Hendrickson and her brother Michael Babue.


  • Register Book Signing Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 2, 2018

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Jon Sandridge

July 8, 2018

Gayle was a very special wonderful person. She will be missed until we meet again. Thought's and prayers for Gayle and Dale.

Sherri Parker Eddy

July 2, 2018

Dale, Tracy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Gayle's passing. I have such fond memories of your family when you lived next to us in Morrill. I remember babysitting Todd and Tracy so very long ago. What a wonderful mother and homemaker Gayle was! You are such a beautiful family and I know you are feeling a great sense of loss.
Sherri Parker Eddy, South Padre Island, TX


July 2, 2018

Mrs. Hendrickson was always so nice and loving, just a beautiful person both inside and out.

Casey Drake

July 2, 2018

Lit a candle in memory of Gayle Hendrickson

Cathy Ochsner

July 1, 2018

Dale and family,
So sorry to read about the loss of your sweet wife and mother Gayle, I so enjoyed being around Gayle when I was in Kimball teaching at the High School in the late 70's and 80's.
I will never forget her caring nature and her infectious smile. She cared about everyone and certainly loved and cared for her family and husband. I know she will be missed and I want to express my sympathy and let you all know you are in my prayers and thoughts as this difficult time. I know you are sharing good memories about her and that will help heal the hurt. Prayers and blessings to you all.
Cathy (Carter) Ochsner- Ogallala

Jeanne Bishop

July 1, 2018

Gayle was one of those perfect friends in junior and senior high school. We had so much fun together. She never spoke an unkind word about anyone and could always be counted on to drive a bunch of us girls around Chadron -- just having a ball doing such ordinary things. We all had lots of slumber parties. I was honored to be her attendant when she and Dale were married. I will always have fond memories of those days at the Babue house and the countless times Gayle and I had good times together. My sympathies to Dale, Tracy, Julee, and the rest of the family.

Jeanne (Harris) Bishop

Dave Soto

July 1, 2018

Dale, Tracy, and family,

Gayle always greeted me (and all of us) with a big smile every time I walked into the Hendrickson home. She was always a positive presence and she made everyone feel good just by being around her. Please know that my memory of Gayle's smile and warmth will keep her always in my heart.

Dave & Lisa Soto

Randy Butcher

June 30, 2018

Dale and Tracy and family,

Gayle could smile and make everyone around her smile. Her pleasant sweet personality made people comfortable. She was a perfect fit for the Gayle and Dale team.

She was also a wonderful mother to Todd and Tracy and she always showed her concern and how she cared for kids and people in the community.

The Butcher family sends condolences and will always remember the memories. Todd was Susan's age and Tracy was Julie's age and our family always appreciated the friendships. Gayle and Dale were always so caring and they touched all of our lives.

From The Butchers.....Rick and Cheryl, Randy, Susan and Julie, May God hold you in his hand through this time of loss and may we always remember how Gayle touched so many people's lives.

Donnie Buddecke

June 30, 2018

You couldn't help but smile if Gayle was around. Whether sitting outside her house loading cars to head to a baseball game or sitting in my office chair, she was always smiling. Coach had to cut baseball practice short on more than one occasion, as he had a promise to keep to get back home to Gayle.

Donnie Buddecke

jim heaton

June 30, 2018

Always liked Mrs. Hendrickson...she was very good to me. Peace to all. Jim Heaton