Gayla Mae York
February 2, 1946 - February 12, 2021
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Gayla May Oppermann York went home to Jesus on February 12, 2021 at age 75 in New Braunfels, Texas. Gayla was born to Carol and Caroline Oppermann on February 2,1946, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston, Texas, where she grew up and spent most of her life. Gayla will be remembered for her contagious laughter,…

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Gay Paratore left a message on February 24, 2021:
I was so sadden to learn of the loss of this beautiful caring woman. I met Gayla through Dick Turner's trip to Austria; she was my room mate on our painting excursion. Later she invited me to be part of the Broadway Bunch at the Gallery in Galveston. Her Bob and my Richard were both from Maine and Richard had relatives by the name of York, but they could not make a definite connection. It wasn't until a year ago, that I found out that Gayla and I were cousins. My maiden name was Garrigan and her great great grandfather was a Garrigan who married a Mrs. Hart who had nine children. I will miss my friend; I know she is in Heaven. My sympathies to all of Gayla's family; you have lost a treasure!
Ellen Smecca left a message on February 23, 2021:
My condolences to Bob and all of Gala's family. Sorry for your loss. RIP Gala.
Arcenet Velez Velez left a message on February 22, 2021:
Our deepest Condolence from Quinones Family and friends from Florida, we met Gayla September 2020 and we feel like she was always part of our family. It is a hard and sad moment as we say goodbye, but in Heaven they rejoice as they receive Gayla Home. We pray for God's peace upon all they family and friends she leaves behind, She will be missed!
Cheri Coleman left a message on February 22, 2021:
I met Bob and Gayla through Moody Methodist church. I would stop by to visit when they lived at the Meridian in Galveston, and I enjoyed phone visits, too. I had much admiration for their faith in God and their love for one another. I enjoyed hearing about Gayla’s family and how proud she was of them. Gayla told me how much she enjoyed her trip to her grandchild’s wedding, and how she surely wasn’t going to mess with Stacy’s boss! It was a treat for Gayla to spend time with her great grandchild, and her entire family. It really was a blessing that she could be close to all of you when she and Bob moved to New Braunfels. I am so sorry for your loss. I know my life is better for having known Gayla.
pam hatch left a message on February 21, 2021:
I first met Gayla in the early 90's when we both attended art classes at Dick Turner studio in Houston and later we both were part of the Art Echo Gallery in Galveston. Gayla was such a talented artist and I so enjoyed her sparkling personality. So sorry for your loss.
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Beverly Worley left a message on February 20, 2021:
My condolences to Bob and all of Gala's family. I will always remember Gala as a special friend at Moody Methodist and then at the Meridian. My prayers are with you all.
Susan Hildebrand Taylor left a message on February 20, 2021:
So sorry to hear about Gayla's passing. I have a lot of fond memories of her as I grew up with Debbie.
Jerry Kramer left a message on February 20, 2021:
We miss you.
David Frank Purjet left a message on February 20, 2021:
To Gayla's Family, May God wrap his arms around you and hold you close, comforting you, during your time of loss. I knew Gayla and her parents through her sister, Debbie, while growing up and going to school in Galveston, even rode in that Mustang a few times. Many years have gone by since then, but I always felt welcomed by her and her family. Many fond memories I have of them. Heart felt sympathy for your loss, but thankful knowing that her faith holds her in a heavenly place with Jesus Christ. Regards, Frank Purjet
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