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Gayle P. Young

September 4, 1945July 3, 2018
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Gayle Ann Patureau Young, age 72, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on July 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her late parents, Louis E. Patureau, Jr. and Gertrude M. Boudreaux Patureau. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert R. Young, Sr.; her children, Robert R. Young, Jr. (wife Liz), Scot D. Young (wife Samantha); and affectionately known as “G.G.” to her granddaughter, Jordan E. Young.

Gayle was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and once she met the love of her life, they relocated to Beeville, Texas while Bob was stationed in the Navy. Once his tour of duty was over, they settled back to the New Orleans area where they spent most of their lives in Metairie. Gayle had a smile that would light up a room. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, spreading her love and devotion to her faith. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, Louisiana, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and the Mass of Christian Burial begins at 1:00 pm. A funeral procession will follow to Greenwood Cemetery Mausoleum, 5190 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or American Diabetes Association in her honor. Condolences may be left to the family at: www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.


  • Robert R. Young, Sr., Husband
  • Louis E. Patureau, Jr., Father
  • Gertrude M. Boudreaux Patureau, Mother
  • Robert R. Young, Jr. and wife Liz, Son
  • Scot D. Young and wife Samantha, Son
  • Jordan E. Young, "G.G's" Granddaughter


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Tom & Sherry Willmott

July 7, 2018

We all have gotten to know Gail & Bob throughout the years, on Friday nights at the Mandein House. We will miss Gail’s big smile. She is a wonderful person who we will truly be missed.



Life of Love

One's early life is formed by his or her immediate family unit, and with each passing year, the influence of the community they live helps develop tomorrow's person. No one is promised tomorrow. We all strive for tomorrow and eagerly hope and pray that through our evolving growth we are able to find true love and contentment, someone to walk through life's ever-changing path, to love unconditionally in good and bad times, to share life's treasures and to face the burdens together, always being able to lean on each other for the strength of one.

Time has proven that I was able to find a true love in Gayle Ann Patureau. We started young, found an unconditional love for 55 years, and we were able to walk our chosen paths together, learning with each passing year to respect the other, going the extra mile to support and strengthen the other's path and provide a pillar for each to lean on in good or bad times.

As time went by, we were very fortunate to be blessed with two wonderful sons. And as the sun is setting on our "Winter Years", it's with a deepened gratitude, respect and the joy of parents that we see their lives begin much like ours, and we whole heartedly support each one's growth. We hope and pray they find true, unconditional love like ours and build their own pillar of strength to lean on. Bobby has chosen Elizabeth and Scot has chosen Samantha to make this "Life of Love" walk together. As Jordan, our "Granddaughter", steps through tomorrow's unfoldings, Gayle ("G.G.") will surely be her Special Angel responding with unconditional love, guidance and providing a grandmother's pillar of strength for her to always lean on.

Although Gayle has been taken away far too soon, she will always be there in our hearts to share her never-ending, unconditional love for our family and has fortified a pillar of strength to lean against as we move forward to tomorrow's unfoldings. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but welcomed into the arms and hearts of her extended family tree members that preceded her on this "Heavenly Journey".

Knowing she is riding on the wings of snow white doves, stepping on the fragrant scent of flower pedals and free from all pain and suffering, is a consoling piece of mind as this man's earthly path continues.

Treasuring our special love and someone to lean on, Robert R. Young, Sr.