Gayle was born Dec. 27, 1947 in Hugoton, Kan. to John and Dixie Purcell Brown. The family moved to Moab in 1954 and Gayle loved living in Moab.
She had a great love for children and worked as a caregiver at the Baptist Day Care center in Moab until her health would not allow that any more. Gayle was active at St. Pius X Catholic Church, teaching children’s Sunday School classes; she also loved doing crafts and flower arranging.
She is survived by a son, Sean Dalton of Grand Junction; three sisters, Jeri Foy of Moab, Leah Kay Foy of Washington, and Lisa Byrum of California; her mother, Dixie Brown of Moab; nine nephews and nieces, and 10 great-nephews and great-nieces.
Gayle was preceded in death by her father.
A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. A Rosary Service and viewing will be held Monday, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Moab Valley Humane Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.