|Birth: ||Mar. 26, 1964|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 2010|
Published Deseret News September 25, 2010
Gayle Bennett Martin 1964 ~ 2010
Gayle Ranae Martin's strong, enduring spirit was received into her Savior's loving arms on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer, from which she is now free. Gayle was born March 26, 1964 to Pat Norman Bennett and Ruth Ida (Anderson) Bennett. She was raised in the mountainous country of Anaconda, Montana and always retained the love of simple beauty she developed there. Gayle was one of the sensitive spirits continually aware of the presence of her Heavenly Father. She always knew there was a God and sought out experiences to share the peace she felt through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her love of literature was integrated into her desire for constant growth, and it was a pleasant and familiar sight to come across her quietly reading. She was forever true to her religion. She served for six months in the Billings Montana Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, followed by full time missionary service in the England Manchester Mission from 1985-1987.
She graduated from Rick's College and later lived and worked in Rexburg, Idaho after marrying Kevin Tyler Martin in the Oakland, California Temple in 1988. They moved to Sacramento, California, where their two daughters, Heidi Brooke and Melissa were born. They relocated to Mountain Green, Utah until making their home in Bountiful. She was employed as a ground duty and library aid at Washington Elementary School for 12 years. Her daughters were privileged to enjoy her presence there. She was gentle and patient with every adult, child, and animal in her life. She blessed all she met with her loving, spiritual nature that continually drew others to her. Gayle was never one to criticize or complain, but instead inspired those around her with her faith and dedication, quick smile, and never-tiring listening ears. Her friends and family found a kind, compassionate confidante in her, and though she has departed for a time, her example and friendship are forever etched into our hearts. She was and still is a truly giving, forgiving soul who excelled in her capacities as wife, mother, daughter, and servant of the Lord. She was quick to lift and slow to take offense, unceasingly setting aside her own concerns to help and bless those she loved.
She was preceded in death by father Pat Bennett, grandparents Leonard and Jean Anderson and Denzel and Alys Bennett, cousin Lisa Bennett, and father-in-law Robert Martin. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Martin, daughters Heidi Brooke Martin and Melissa Martin, mother Ruth Bennett of Anaconda, Montana, sister Vicki (Shawn) Weaver, brother Mark (Terry) Bennett of Kalispell, Montana, mother-in-law Carol Martin, and many cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews, dear friends and of course her dog, Sammy. The family would like to express their deep, sincere gratitude to the extraordinary doctors, nurses, and hospital staff for caring for Gayle with so much kindness and for their personal support which far exceeded even the highest expectations. We were so impressed and touched by them.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 27, 2010 at the Bountiful 15th Chapel, 1250 S. Main. A visitation will be held Sunday evening, Sept. 26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Russon Bountiful Mortuary 295 N. Main and Monday morning prior to services at the chapel from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment- Bountiful City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Gayle Martin Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo.
Bountiful Memorial Park
Created by: bwd
Record added: Sep 25, 2010
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