September 16, 1952 – August 12, 2019
Born and raised in Kaysville, Gayle moved after HS and proceeded to class up the joint in Salt Lake, Springville, and finally Spring Lake. An avid weed puller, gardener, scapbooker, crocheter, reader, not nearly as bad a cook as she said-er, lover of dogs and tolerate-er of cats, and eventually the world's most bestest grandma, this little old lady cast a pretty long shadow for all her friends and family, who were the most important things in the world to her. Though she wouldn't want anyone making a big fuss about her, let's do it anyway and celebrate her spirit September 7th at the Salt Lake Society of Friends Meeting Hall from 1 to 4 pm.
She leaves a family grieving her passing but buoyed by her memory, resilient in her honor: sister Ann (Dan) Palmer: sons Nick, and Rob (Shandi) Morris; daughter Heather (Jared) Beddoes, granddaughters Abigail who was the light of her life and "Gam Gam's" favorite person ever, and Keirsen (Bradley) Beddoes; great grandson Keiden; mother-in-law Nina Morris; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.
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Whether you were a lifelong friend from school, a cousin, a niece or nephew, a coworker from Pyke, Chisco, Great Escapes, LinkNet, Randy's corp., a drinking buddy from Dev's, Chuckles, The Eagle, the Jimex, or just someone she struck up a conversation with while you were both in line at the craft store, or buying groceries, or the DMV, we are all lucky to have known her, for however long we did. Reading her journals revealed her secret to life: "love everyone, be nice & have fun." She left us with memories filled with the magic she brought to ordinary days so if you find a face-up penny, it just might be her swinging by to say "hey" and letting you know she still cares.
Now she may reunite with those she loved so much who went before but who always stayed in her heart: numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, parents Betty Lou (Frost) and Robert Schmidt, brothers Jay and Alan, and her husband Jon Morris.
Mom, we were wrong to think we knew what strength looked like, what toughness was. we see now that that was you. You, who all along was so sweet and selfless. You, who all along was our Atlas, who carried our world on your shoulders. Now we carry you, your love, your memory, as long as we live. The years will never diminish what you mean to us. We will never forget that what is best in us is you, in us, what you gave to us. And though we may feel pain, or find that shadows encircle us, you remain the light that leads us, that will never leave us.
A celebration of life will be held in Gayle's honor on Saturday, September 7th from 1 to 4 pm at the Salt Lake Society of Friends Meeting Hall located at 171 E 4800 S in Murray, UT.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
September 9, 2019
I remember all the fun we had when your Mom, Bonnie and Darilynn all got together and had some drinks and clowned around. They were special times. Your Mom was a very special person. I enjoyed being around her and knowing her for a very long time. I'm so sorry for your loss but she will always be with you.
with sympathy LeAnn