Gayle Moak

September 8, 1936 - July 22, 2022
LakeRidge Methodist Church Wesley Chapel
4701 82nd Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
806-794-4015 | Map
Thursday 8/4, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On July 22, 2022, Rosalind “Gayle” Moak, peacefully passed after 85 years of living a joy-filled life.  Gayle was born in Mount Pleasant, TX on September 8, 1936, to Edward Knight and Margaret Knight.  After graduating from Jeff Davis high school, Gayle attended Sam Houston State where she received her bachelor’s in English and drama. Continue Reading

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Rebekah Hutchins left a message on January 27, 2023:
Mrs. Moak was my senior English teacher in 1999-2000. I've been a high school teacher for almost twenty years now and I think of her often. I was a pretty smart kid but still super intimidated about going to college. One day, while asking her to write my college's recommendation, I told her that I didn't think I'd be successful in college. She gave me a pep talk that I can remember almost word-for-word to this day. I have wonderful parents that believed in me but Mrs. Moak gave me the extra boost of confidence I needed to move forward. I graduated from UT Austin with a BA in Spanish and started teaching school Spanish right out of college. I hope I can honor her by believing in my students the way she believed in us. Thanks for sharing your mom and grandma with all of us for so many years! She truly made the world a better place.
Darlene LaRue & Brooke Miceli left a message on August 4, 2022:
"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players;" Thank you for sharing Gayle with us at Midway. She made a lasting impact.
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Sarah (Francis) Kennedy left a message on August 4, 2022:
Mrs. Moak was one of my favorite teachers in high school and I am forever grateful for her endless enthusiasm and dedication to her students.
Janice Sageser left a message on August 4, 2022:
Loved Gayle. Enjoyed our trips together
Brooke LaRue Miceli left a message on August 4, 2022:
“All the world's a stage,
 And all the men and women merely players;” - As You Like It Your classroom stage was my favorite place to be and I’m infinitely grateful to have learned to love literature and grammar from you. Hand written research papers and reading challenging works taught me invaluable life habits of working hard and enjoying the journey. I think of you often and smile remembering your wisdom and enthusiasm for your craft. Much love, Brooke
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Gayle and Blair left a message on August 4, 2022:
What a sweet lady, Gayle is. We so enjoyed having her come in our office, she never wanted to complain, just wanted to hear a little better. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Anne Balson left a message on August 1, 2022:
I spent 2 wonderful fairly crazy years as Gayle's roommate at Sam Houston. She was amazing in every way; funny, steadfast, encouraging. I loved her and rejoiced in her success as an educator - a profession she was born for. She was a light in my life that continues to shine.
David & Carol Sherwood left a message on August 1, 2022:
Our prayers are with Gayle's family at this hard time. We knew Gayle and Tom when we lived in Waco, TX and all attended Calvary Baptist Church there. We adopted Gayle's practice of having a "grandparents' camp" in the summer. We named the camp we had for our granddaughters for several years Camp Petunia. Grace and peace.
Dolores Elias left a message on August 1, 2022:
Gayle, you will be missed but you have gained your heavenly wings and will be rejoicing in heaven. You will now be the light from heaven shining upon your family and will be a guardian angel 🌸
Carol Moak Tgeiss left a message on July 31, 2022:
My Aunt Gayle was very special to me. She taught me yo make pecan pie. She always made one each time we came to visit. She also taught me how to visit with family and grade papers at the same time. (Very talented) She entertained me by quoting Shakespeare and Chaucer with a dramatic flair and English accent to boot. I will miss her so much and had been planning a trip to visit her in August. She will be missed so very much. 🥰
Peggy Trice Vernon left a message on July 31, 2022:
Prayers for strength and comfort for all the family and Loved ones! Sincere condolences from Peggy Trice Vernon.
Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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