Obituary: Gayle Diane Anderson Edwards


Gayle Diane Anderson Edwards, 74, of Pinedale, took her heavenly flight home on Oct. 7. Born on March 29, 1949, on the naval base in Aiea, Honolulu, Hawaii, Gayle was the daughter of Glen and Florence Anderson.

She later moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where she completed her primary and secondary education, except for 1958 when her father passed away and she attended school in Nebraska. Gayle was married to Thomas Day Edwards on Dec. 21, 1970, in Rock Springs, Wyo. She lived in southwest Wyoming for over 40 years until the passing of her husband. In 2004, she moved to Grand Ledge, Mich. In 2019, she returned home to Pinedale.

Gayle will always be remembered by loved ones and those who knew her as an adventurous and charismatic soul. Motherhood played a prominent role in Gayles life, as she always put her family first and often took people under her wing.
Gayle attended Oneida Gospel Church where she came to know God and found friendship in its community. Gayle reflected her Christian faith in everyday life, never failing to show kindness and gratitude and always compassionate and humble in all that she said and did.
Some of Gayles hobbies included fishing, playing Scrabble, and doing puzzles, but she was never far from a book of crossword puzzles. Gayle commonly explored new pastimes, which led to crafting, genealogy research, and memorizing newfound facts on various subjects. Gayle was a vibrant, magnetic, and fun-loving woman who loved everyone she met and never failed to make everyone feel at home in her presence. 

In addition to her parents, Gayle is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Day Edwards, her son Thomas Joel Edwards and her sister Nancy Elaine Thompson-Jones.

Survivors include her brother Gary Anderson, her son Glen (Tricia) Edwards, daughters Jennifer Edwards and Cynthia (Agustin) Gonzalez, her grandchildren Destiney (Jed), Hannah, Abbigail, Emily, Thomas, Priscilla, Erica, Olivia, Diego, Sunny, Carlos and Isaac and her great-grandchildren Aldermoon and Hawthorne.