Gayle Merimee Death, Obituary – Sadly, we must inform you that Gayle Merimee has passed away.
Gayle Denise (Anslinger) Merimee, age 56, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away at Golden Living Center-Woodlands in Newburgh, Indiana, on Friday, January 20, 2023. Her son Conner was there to welcome her into heaven when she passed away. Gayle was unable to recover and passed away at the facility. Gayle Anslinger was born to her late parents, Richard H. Anslinger and Lucy (Viveiros) Anslinger, on February 10, 1966 in Evansville, Indiana.
Her parents have since passed away. She began her academic career at St. Benedict Cathedral Grade School and continued it at Memorial High School, from which she graduated in 1984 with a diploma. After working for the previous 16 years in the retail industry as a manager, Gayle eventually worked her way up to the position of head educator at High Point Child Care & Learning Center. It was a blessing to have Gayle as a mother because she was such an amazing woman.
She volunteered her time as a Cub Scout master for ten years, a Girl Scout leader, and a coach for Golfmoor Little League Baseball, all of which were her children’s extracurricular activities. She also took an active role in her own children’s extracurricular activities. Gayle’s affiliation with the Church of the Good Shepherd dates back only relatively recently. Previously, she was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, where she was responsible for organizing the yearly summer social event for the congregation.
In her spare time, Gayle enjoyed doing a variety of creative activities, particularly crafting and creating ceramics. Putting up the Christmas decorations was a task that she enjoyed doing very much. She would make lovely wreaths for Christmas and give them as gifts to her friends and family during the winter holidays. These wreaths were a tradition for her.
Conner, Gayle’s son, was born in 2004, and from the time he was diagnosed with AML Leukemia and CNS disease until he passed away in 2006, he fought against both of these diseases. Unfortunately, he did not fare well in the battles he fought. To ensure that Connor would always be taken care of, Gayle gave up everything she owned. Conner was cared for by his mother throughout his entire life, and during that time, her selfless mothering qualities shone through brilliantly.
A diagnosis of colorectal cancer was given to Gayle in the year 2014. She fought valiantly for eight years, first at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana, and then at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Despite the many difficulties that Gayle encountered, she never gave up her faith in God or her desire to have hope for the future. She did not reserve her nurturing and protective qualities for her own children; rather, she shared them with any and all children she came in contact with, including those who were not hers. Everyone who knew her held a warm place in their hearts for her, and they are going to miss her terribly now that she has passed away.