6/13/1956 ~ 10/18/2020
Gayle Lynne Seely of Mt. Pleasant Utah returned to her Heavenly Father on October 18, 2020. She was born June 13, 1956 to Arnold Van Terry and Edith Kaye LeDuc in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was married for time and all eternity to Steven Burt Seely August 3, 1974 in the Provo, Utah Temple.
Gayle and Steven settled in Mt. Pleasant Utah where they raised four sons, Steve, Brian, Jeffrey, and Kevin.
Gayle was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a confidante. She was always there for her sons and family, no matter what was going on, whether it be lending a helping hand, babysitting, or just being there to talk. Her life was her family. She loved her family with a passion that was immeasurable.
Gayle loved to be outdoors. She loved camping trips with her family. She always made a big breakfast to share and she was always prepared. If something was forgotten, Gayle would usually have it, ready and willing to share.
She had a love for gardening, canning and preserving food to feed to her family.
Gayle was a wonderful homemaker. She enjoyed sewing clothes, which she did for her boys as they were growing up. She also sewed doll clothing and spent hours sewing beautiful quilts for her family to enjoy.
Gayle loved animals! It was a good thing she married a farmer, which allowed her to have many animals over the years. She loved raising goats, even if it meant milking them in the rain. She loved her chickens and gathered the eggs for breakfasts. She loved her cats, especially her Manx cats. She also loved many dogs over the years, with a particular soft spot for her dog Rosie.
Throughout the years she worked as a lunch lady, sold doll clothes that she made, sold products ranging from cosmetics to cleaning products. She worked for a local farmer’s market the last several years. She did all this while helping run the family farm with Steven.
Gayle knew how to work and was a hard worker. She helped with branding and vaccinating the cattle, separating the cows, hauling the livestock to auction, and chasing down stray sheep that got out. She was there for it all, right along side her boys. She even operated the farm equipment at times. She did it all.
She was a cub scout den mother and helped her sons, some of her grandsons, and many others through the scout program, working with some to earn their Eagle Scout awards.
She had an immense love of God and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She had a firm belief in the gospel, even in times of trial. When she and Steven lost their first born son Neil, and then again when they lost Jeffrey, she never lost her faith in her Heavenly Father or the gospel.
She is survived by her mother, Edith Kaye LeDuc, Sandy, UT; Husband Steven Seely; sons, Steve (Amanda) Seely, Moroni, UT; Brian (Kamey) Seely, Mt. Pleasant, UT; Hillery Morrow (Forrest), Ephraim, UT; Kevin (Aileen) Seely, Mayfield, UT;
Siblings, Susan (Dee) Rosenlof; Cindy (Phil) Ballif; Frank (Raelene) Terry; Jeannette Ingersoll; Paul (Shelly) Terry; Jamie (Mark) Dunfield; Daniel (Kami) Terry; Becky (Cade) Beck; and 14 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father Arnold Van Terry, and sons, Neil Seely and Jeffrey Allan Seely.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center, with a viewing for friends and family from 11:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolences can be shared at rasmussenmortuary.com.