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June 26, 1941 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
Gayle Patricia Thompson June 26, 1941 – October 27, 2023 Gayle realized the fullness of grace when she went home to be with her Savior, surrounded by her children, October 27, 2023, at the age of 82. Her life was full and rich, having loved many and been loved by many. She treasured life and people and never knew a stranger. Her family was her passion and that extended to her many friends. Fiercely independent, Gayle had a ready hug, big smile, listening ear, easy laugh and a sassy, mischievous spirit. Born and raised in San Francisco, she also lived in North Hollywood and Newhall, California and eventually settled in Bandon, Oregon which she called home for the last 48 years. Gayle was always active and worked many jobs; a secretary for an auto body shop, caregiver, an aide at Blanco School and Bandon's SDA School and 24 years at Langlois Market. Her big personality, fun bantering and sense of humor was an asset, a bright spot in each of her work places. Her life took a dramatic turn when her sister, Sheila told her about Jesus and she accepted the grace and mercy offered her by her Savior in 1972. Gayle was part of Grace Community Church while living in California and Langlois Community church while living in Bandon. Gayle retired in 2021 to be able to spend more time with her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. Sporting events, movies, family gatherings at her home around her pool, music, one on one conversations and eating out with friends and family were her joy. Gayle was one of a kind. Her unwavering faith, love and kindness touched many lives and she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Diana Swenson (Tom), Thomas Thompson (Sharie), and Jacob Thompson (Paula); eleven grandchildren, Rachel Roberts (Mike), Caleb Swenson (Amber), Hannah Hodge (Shelby), John Swenson (KamBria), Peter Swenson (Carina), Joel Williams (Jessie), Ryan Thompson (Celeste), Fawn Thompson, Kyle Thompson, Olivia Thompson, and Hayden Thompson; twenty-five great grandchildren, Micah Roberts (Rachel Lynn), Evah Roberts, Josiah Roberts, Owen Swenson, Dylan Swenson, Danner Hodge, Hudson Hodge, Charles Hodge, Gideon Hodge, KaiLey Swenson, EmiLia Swenson, MadiLyn Swenson, Adileigh Swenson, BrynLee Swenson, Fynn Swenson, Clyde Swenson, Kase Swenson, Ida Swenson, Alexis Williams, Haley Williams, Sunny Thompson, Beau Thompson, Emilio Miramontes Thompson, Adrian Rodriguez, and Lillianne Thompson. She was proceeded in death by her beloved sister, Sheila Stephens and son, Robert Thompson; half-sister, Regina Stolz; half-brother, Jon Antoni; parents, Richard Morgan, Grace Violet Morgan and Bruno Antoni. At her request we will have a celebration party at the Langlois Cheese Factory Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 4:30 pm. Dress warm and bring fond memories.