Gayle Berlin passed from our world Saturday morning, December 2, 2017, after a very short but hard fight with lung cancer.
Gayle was born, Anita Gayle Mangold on October 11, 1946 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas, the only child of Otho Curtis and Lillie Anita Owens Mangold.
She met and married Reed Berlin, the love of her life, best friend and soul mate on June 7, 1985 and for almost 33 years they were inseparable. He opened the car door for her, every single time, and you never saw one without the other, always holding hands.
She said. “I am indeed lucky to have found a man that is willing and able to be and have an equal partner in business, home and life.”
She is survived by her husband Reed Berlin, daughter, Linda Lawson and husband Doyle, Angela Hill and husband Shawn, James “J.D.” Thompson wife Peti, and Bob Berlin; 8 grand-daughters, 4 grandsons, 5 great-granddaughters, and 2 great-grandsons.
Tuesday December 5, 2017 will be family visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
She was the matriarch, the glue, strength and love that held this crazy, fun, silly and strong tribe together. She never met a stranger that she didn’t invite into her home with open arms. One of her greatest assets is that she made us all more than we could be.
Heaven is lucky to have her.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook, visit www.sunsetodessa.com.
My deepest condolences for your loss. Prayers sent to all in this difficult time.
Mary GuaraOdessa, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4
So very sorry to hear this news. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Allan SimpsonOdessa, TX
Gayle will be greatly missed. She was a good friend to me. May the Lord richly bless the family at this heartbreaking time.
Ernest LynchOdessa, TX
So very sorry for the loss of Anita Gayle. She will be missed by the family. May you all find comfort in God's caring hand, and in the love of the family. Wish I could be there at this time of loss, but will be unable to attend. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Martha & Mary Jean OwensEden, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Christina MendozaOdessa, TX