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“Oh I am so sorry and surprised to learn of my friends passing, back in the early years of working for the Vancouver Schools I came in contact with...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie Greenen-Hren - Vancouver, WA

“We are so sorry to hear about Gayle's cancer and death Ron. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Bob & June ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Gayle was a first cousin that we shared Christmas Eve together for years---A family tradition. She was such a sweet girl.. Will be missed by many.....Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Greg Anderson - vancouver, WA

“Saddened to hear of Gayle's passing. She was a dear friend and will be missed. My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mike Eddy - Fort Pierce, FL

“I worked with Gayle at the school district It was a pleasure to work with her, so sad she passed so soon after retiring. RIP peace Gayle, you will...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Gayle was a good friend. I will miss her. She is gone but lives on in my memories of her and our time spent together at Clark College. Thinking of...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Colette Fuchs - Bandon, OR

“I was sad to hear of Gayle's passing. We have been friends for over 50 years. She was a gentle loving and kind person. I am so thankfull we had lunch...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Weiss - Auburn, WA - friend

“My heartfelt condolences to her husband Ron Yankee and the rest of her family. She was a good friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Winona Hendrickson - Palm Desert, CA


GAYLE ELIZABETH YANKEE April 1, 1951 ~ August 4, 2017 Gayle Yankee was born April 1, 1951. She passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017 from a rare cancer called Cholangiocarcinoma. Gayle was born in Vancouver, the daughter of Andrew and Mary Anderson. She graduated from Hudson Bay High School in 1969 and attended Clark Community College. She worked for the Vancouver School district for 30+ years, her last position was at Jason Lee Middle School. Gayle was the loving wife of Ron Yankee for nearly 28 years. She enjoyed gardening, camping, boating, trip to the beach and Lake Shasta. She played Bunko for many many years with dear friends, as well as playing pool with "The Blond Bombers." She was a kind and loving person ~ loved by everyone who knew her. She will be terribly missed. She is survived by her husband, Ron; sister Carrole Johnson; brother John Anderson; stepson Kenneth Yankee; grandson Kyle Yankee and nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 p.m., Fri., August 25, 2017 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please donate to cancer research. Please sign her guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits

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