Patricia Irene Gayle, age 76 of Claypool, Arizona, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in Gilbert, Arizona. Patricia was born Dec. 26, 1934, the daughter of Alice E. (Hannon) and Raymond O. Cook.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crafts of any kind, and was an excellent seamstress making prom dresses for her daughters.
Pat loved big groups of family and friends around her, and was the best cook always, making Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners herself for her huge family.
She attended all school functions and games for her children and grandchildren. Pat was beautiful inside and out, she was known as Grandma Pat to everyone, always giving and was a very selfless person.
She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William E. Cook; and one grandson, Bryan Nader who had passed away 15 years to the day on Sept. 2, 1996.
She leaves behind in loving memory her husband of 39 years Charles S. Gayle of Claypool, Arizona, whom she married November 6, 1971; eight children Stephen Michael Katich and his wife Lisa of Glendale, Arizona, Sharon Kay (Katich) Shanklin and her husband Richard of Vincennes, Indiana, Jana Dawn Katich of Mesa, Arizona, Kimberley Ann Katich of Maricopa, Arizona, Lori Rae (Katich) Galvan of Miami, Arizona, Misti Lynn Katich of Miami, Arizona, Stacey Lynn (Gayle) De La Torre and her husband Joseph of Gilbert, Arizona and Cristy Dyan (Gayle) Garcia and her husband Jay of Gilbert, Arizona; one brother Thomas Ray Cook of Globe, Arizona; twenty-four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Memorials suggested to: Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602-530-6900
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Miles Funeral Services Globe Chapel, 237 S. Sutherland St., Globe, Arizona
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Miles Funeral Services Globe Chapel, 237 S. Sutherland Street, Globe, Arizona.
Private interment will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements for Patricia I. Gayle were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services, Globe.