Gayle was born October 4, 1935 in Portland, Oregon to Marva and Bill Jones. She was proud to be a Junior Rose Festival Princess in 1941. Gayle graduated from Cleveland High School in 1953. On September 10, 1955 she married Dick Klees, whom she later divorced but remained close to. She retired from Rodda Paint Co.
Gayle loved entertaining, dogs, gardening, feeding the birds, cooking, sewing, cardmaking, and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.
Gayle passed away peacefully Christmas morning. She is survived by her daughter Laurie (Frank) Kolar, son Dan (Holly) Klees, six grandchildren – Matthew, Ryan, Kayla, Ashley, Paris and Jacob, and 3 great-grandchildren – Elam, Oliver and Kymani. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marva and Bill Jones, Pat Grant (sister), and Dick Klees.
Funeral services will be Monday, January 24th at 1:00 pm at Riverview Abbey Funeral Home. The family suggests donations to the Portland Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
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