Carol Morrison Gatley

December 22, 1932June 28, 2020

Carol Morrison Gatley, formerly of Sunriver Oregon, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020. Carol was born to Ralph and Ethel Morrison on December 22, 1932 in Oakesdale, Washington. After graduating from Oakesdale High School, Carol attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and completed her degree in Sociology. Shortly thereafter, Carol moved to San Francisco, California where she would ultimately meet the love of her life, Richard Henry Gatley, III.

Carol’s greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to family, Carol loved to read, garden and play the piano. Carol was a chorus director, a Bible study leader and enjoyed participating in the Sunriver Music Festival.

Carol was known by her friends to be a gracious host, a loving friend, and a devoted wife and mother. Though Carol spent her twilight years in failing health, all who knew her, were touched by her smile.

Along with her parents, Carol is preceded in death by her sister, Anna Jean Morrison and her husband of 59 years, Richard Henry Gatley III. She is survived by sons, Christopher James Gatley (wife, Cathy), Brian Richard Gatley (wife, Beth) and daughter, Karen Marie Tejeda (husband, Eric), 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Carol’s Life on Monday, July 13 at 4:00 pm at Perimeter Church’s Chapel at 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Perimeter Church (, The Wounded Warrior Project ( or The Sunriver Music Festival (

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Ed & Gale Chirgwin

July 8, 2020

Dick and Carol have an exceptional place in our life. We became good friends in the early nineties at Sunriver Community Church. Through that friendship, they introduced us to Vandevert Ranch, where they lived. We bought a home there in 2000 that brought us even closer to Dick and Carol. Every Sunday after church Dick and Carol hosted a bible study led by Dr. Mounce. Carol always added her nuggets of spiritual wisdom to the study. The many times that Dick and Carol had us over for dinner and fellowship are cherished. Dick and Carol, we can genuinely call soul mates and are greatly missed.

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum

June 29, 2020

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Gatley Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.