Gayle L. Thomas, 70, of Woodhull, NY, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira following failing health.
Gayle was one of 10 siblings, born on August 11, 1952 in Wellsboro, PA to the late Roy E. and Lois L. (Butler) Grist. She was a 1970 graduate of Troupsburg Central School.
As a young woman, Gayle had been employed in area factories until going to work as a secretary for the former Elkland Cable Co. and then Time Warner Cable for a short period. She began a 19 year career with B & L Septic Service in Tioga, PA where she again performed secretarial and office duties. She worked there until her health prevented her from doing so.
Gayle was a lover of cats and always had them as pets throughout her life.
Surviving is her son, Ian Brown of Woodhull, her sisters, Susan Carroll of Virginia, Darleen English (Dennis Glowinski) of Woodhull, Nancy (Daniel) Kimble of Florida, Anne (Wayne) Dengler of Lawrenceville and Wendy (Earl) Borden of Wellsboro, her brother, Eric (Kerri) Grist of Elkland and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gayle was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lois Grist, her brothers, David Grist and Ronald Grist and her sister, Lucinda Ordiway.
A private graveside service will be held for family in Woodhull Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home in Woodhull.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Gayle
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home - Woodhull