Gayle Katherine Winter
Oct 29, 1954 - Jun 22, 2016
Gayle was born on October 29, 1954 in Sacramento, CA. She spent her childhood at her family farm where she would enjoy horseback riding. In 1972, Gayle met her lifelong partner, Greg through friends. Shortly after, Greg proposed to Gayle at her favorite restaurant, Taco Bell. On August 10, 1974 they wed at a local Methodist Church near Sacramento Executive Airport. Eleven years later, they had their first child, Justin. Three years following came their youngest child, Ryan. After Ryan was born, Gayle became a stay at home mom until Ryan started 1st grade in which she got employed as a Yard Duty assistant at Ryan and Justin’s Elementary School. Four years later, she moved up as a Health Assistant at the local Elementary School where both children attended.
Around 2005, Gayle was diagnosed with Dementia, a memory loss disease. As the years progress, the family spent many vacations doing things Gayle loved such as horseback riding at the ocean and camping at local lakes which of course includes messy s’mores and fishing with her boys. Many Saturdays were spent at the local race track supporting her family, and of course many Sundays were spent washing the race cars. Some weekends were spent cheering on her favorite race car driver (besides her boys), Jeff Gordon, at the nearest NASCAR race track (or traveled race track).
On June 22, 2016, the world said good bye to a beloved wife, a wonderful mother, and a dear friend. Her last day was surrounded by people who loved her. Her beautiful smile and laughter will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, lovely woman.
East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 E. Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA