Gail Rosalee (Leier) Deyton

Died: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
Location: Covy Rock Freewill Baptist Church

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Gail Rosalee Leier Deyton, age 72, of RB Deyton Road tragically left us on August 8th, 2017.  She was born on February 18th, 1945 in Maddock, ND.  In addition to her parents, Jacob and Katherine Leier, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Edward Deyton; siblings:  Judy Mayer, Lucy Peterson, Florence Horner and an infant sister, Mildred Leier; brother-in-law, Joe Leibhan and her beloved dog, Rena.

Gail is survived by her sons: Robert Keith Deyton and Brian Edward Deyton; sisters: Bernice Leibhan, Joe and Evonne Lang  and husband, Dick; brother, Bob Leier and wife, Lee; her partner, Bruce Chereshkoff and grandchildren:  Andrew, Josiah, Eli, Erin, Katherine, Matthias, Susannah and Samuel (who is serving in the US Army in Oklahoma).

Gail dedicated her life to the education of elementary school students at Burnsville Elementary for 32 years.  She volunteered at the Mitchell/Yancey UMC Food Bank that serves families in need for Yancey and Mitchell Counties, along with being a strong supporter of the Catholic Bingo Charity.

Gail was one of the most kind, compassionate, positive, caring and encouraging people that anyone had the privilege to know.  She always had a smile and a joke for every person she came across.  She brought joy to the lives of the people that knew her and inspired love from those which could not be measured by human means.  She was one of the strongest individuals ever and a survivor of hard circumstances.  She bravely battled and won against breast cancer in the past years.

Truly this must have been her time to go home to our Heavenly Father.  Her family and friends are positive that she is still watching over them from heaven with love.  She will be missed so much and couldn't be loved more.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 19th at Covy Rock Freewill Baptist Church.  Rev. Marvin Hensley will officiate.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue at 31 Glendale Ave., Asheville, NC 28803.

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Nancy fox and family
   Posted Fri August 11, 2017
Gail will be missed by so many. She touched the lives of so many children in yancey county.

Linda Hamby
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
I will never forget when I gave you my son's hand and trusted him with you. He has never turned loose. The truth you taught us about life will never be forgotten and I hope to always strive to be what I learned from you. You were a warrior, a goddess even and I admired you so. Thank you for lessons learned, for the best friend you gave my son. This world will miss you but we, your friends, will miss you more. Well done Gail, fly high and free with all our love to guide you there.

cheryl arnold , Esmond, N.D.
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
Our sincere condolences to Gail's family, she truly was a kind person. I was a classmate of hers back here in Esmond. She will be missed, just cherish the memories you have of her. Our prayers are with you! Cheryl and Leon Arnold

Thanna and Jerry Davis
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Gail. We didn't know her well but knew her from school meetings and admired her.
May God wrap her family and friends in His loving arms and give them peace.
Jerry and Thanna Davis

Gary and Joan Mortensen
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Lucy had a deep love for her family.
Blessed be our memories.
Lucy & Bern's North Dakota neighbor and friends.

   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
There are no words that can fill the gap in our lives left by the passing of this wonderful woman, Gail R. Deyton. She will be greatly missed. My loving thoughts are with family and friends at this difficult time. xx

Mona Hilliard
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Keith, Brian and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gail was a special friend and person. I loved her and always will. She was very special to me. All my love.

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