In Memory

Gayle Crawford (Peters) - Class Of 1966

Gayle Crawford (Peters)

As reported to me by her husband Roland 'Pete' Peters that Gayle Elizabeth (Crawford Peters, Viking Class of 1966 MAY 30 1948 - FEBUARY 15 2017 has passed.  He goes on to say his light was dimmed greatly last night. All their children were with her and she passed with peace. GOD has received her now. Pete

 Gayle has returned back to MoVal and the 'Halls of Valhalla' where she walks and visits with the kids of her youth. Back to a time when the sun was warm on our backs and we were so full of life. Gayle will be missed but remembered on this web site.

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02/16/17 05:46 PM #1    

June Harris (Kukorelli) (1966)

I have known Gayle since birth, the tiny town of Moreno with one church and a 2 room school wil always be in my mind. Gayle and I were very shy, but she grew to be a voice of her own.  Her faith was always part of her life and guided her as a nurse.  I recently looked at the class pictures from Moreno School to show my grandsons and saw her in each one.  May her family be comforted and know she is at peace.



02/16/17 05:51 PM #2    

Pamela McKee (Ayala) (1966)

Rest in Peace Gayle.  I remember you telling me how much you enjoyed this site.  Thank you for all the happy birthday messages you sent me and others over the years.  You will be greatly missed! 


02/16/17 07:38 PM #3    

Jean Wyatt (Sullivan) (1966)

I am saddened to hear of Gayle's passing. I knew she was not feeling well, I followed her on this site. I missed her at the Reunion, but knew she wouldn't be able to make it. She always wished everyone a happy Birthday. I remember Gayle a being shy at school, quite but very nice. Sending Love and Prayers to her family. Jean Wyatt Sullivan




02/17/17 07:52 AM #4    

Paul Breitkreuz (1966)

It was a very sad update that I'd received yesterday from Gayle's husband Roland "Pete" Peters.

Gayle was a long time classmate and friend of mine since our grade school days at the then old Moreno Elementary school. The school was located near the intersections of Alessandro & Redlands Blvd's in the tiny town of Moreno. At that time the town consisted of a General Store with two gas pumps and an adjacent Post Office. Although there were many challenges facing families back then, it was still a much simpler life overall.

Gayle lived in the state of Georgia with her family as an adult and she still made most all of our class reunions here in So Cal except our finest event the 50th reunion last October. Apparently she was too ill to travel by then and she was truly missed by those that knew her well.

I wish to offer my very sincere condolences to Gayle’s entire family.

02/17/17 08:57 AM #5    

Edith Benkovsky (Nelsen) (1966)

I am so very sorry to hear of Gayle's passing.  I was disappointed when I got her note about not being able to attend the 50th reunion and she didn't say I know.  The light down here is dimmer because heaven just got one new star. My heartfelt condolences to the family.


Edith Benkovsky Nelsen

02/18/17 08:39 AM #6    

Royce Goodwin (1966)

Gayle seemed to be a really sweet person, but I did not know her well. She seemed to be a little shy. She came to almost all the reunions, and we taked a lot there. Rest in Peace Gayle.We will miss your smile. 

02/18/17 12:25 PM #7    

Thomas Daly (1966)

The news of Gayle's passing really saddens me.  I did not know Gayle that well, but clearly remember her.  Yes, as others have said, she was very quiet and shy; but there was always a presence about her that spoke of a hidden strength and dignity.  It was something you sensed about her.  That quiet confidence of being content with herself.  Obviously, it was her Christian faith.  That thing that you can't touch but feel in the grace that she carried herself and  in  the way she spoke.  She was very kind. The very simple gesture of offering a birthday salutaion to me when in fact we didn't know each other that well in school speaks volumes of her enormous capacity to love and care for others.  And you just know it is something she would never take credit for herself.  It is very humbling to realize what a very magnificent human being she was and what a tremendous loss it is to all of us.  It is funny that her passing would have such an impact.  I guess it is the realization that it was in those little things that Gayle did that we can appreciate the essence of who Gayle was, which to me,

Sorry, but her loss really saddens me.

02/22/17 09:45 AM #8    

Nate Musliner (1966)

I new Gayle, I am saddened by her passing. My prayers go out to her family.

02/25/17 09:04 PM #9    

Steve Kaufmann (1966)


 I don't check my e-mails as often as I should, but when I did, I was taken back. Gayle was quite and shy but her presents was there in away that just could not be explained, unless you looked into her heart. She will be missed greatly in the small things that she did. My prayer is that her family is comforted in this sad but joyous time. If her impact on our lives meet this much to us, we can only imagine the impact she had on her family. 


We will miss you Gayle,  Steve Kaufmann

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