Gayle graduated from Clarendon High School in 1961 and left to live in a bigger city. A few years after graduation, she had a daughter named Valerie, and they ended up in Houston, where she met and married Bill Price on Nov. 27, 1969.
The couple started a real estate company in 1971, and Gayle put her passion to work and expanded the business to include four offices. Her middle child, Michael, was born in 1976, and Gayle left the business to become a full-time mom to Valerie and Mike. Two years later, their youngest child, Tiffany, was born.
In 1981, Gayle and Bill sold their company and, in 1982, moved from Houston to Marble Falls so their children would grow up in a small town. After several years of being a stay- at-home mom, and when the kids were all in school, Gayle wanted to do something part-time, which led her to becoming a school nurse. With much training, she became an EMT with the Marble Falls Volunteer EMS. She was awarded Volunteer of the Year more than once and stayed with the EMS until she was employed by them and became an EMT-1.
Gayle also helped start the Marble Falls Police Dispatch Division and 9-1-1 system. Participating in these activities led to her desire to be the Marble Falls municipal judge. With a unanimous decision, she was appointed to the position, which she held for 16 years until her retirement in 2012.
Gayle is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bill Price, and daughter Valerie Barbre, both of Marble Falls; son, Michael Price of Austin; and daughter Tiffany Perkins and husband Steve of Heath. Gayle is also survived by her five grandsons, Deavon, Wesley, Maison, Skylar and Camden; granddaughter, Faith; two great-grandsons, Elijah and Caleb; and brother, Jerry Bones and wife Teresa of Mesa, Ariz.
Gayle was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Viola.
Throughout her work as an EMT, dispatcher and judge, she touched numerous lives in a positive way and will be missed by many.
Thank you to Scott & White Hospice and the many caregivers and friends who have helped throughout this difficult process.
A celebration of life service was July 21 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373.
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