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Gaye’s Story

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Gaye developed colitis and infection with fever raised her heart rate. She was medivacted to Alaska Regional Hspt. and is in the Critical Care Unit.  She is on antibiotics, morphine, and a respirator to assist with oxygen.  Her septic shock caused fluid swelling in her body. She has some lung infection as well.  Overall, she is very sick, but perhaps over the worst.  Sam Smith is here with her. His cell phone is 756-1637.  Gaye will be here for weeks, then to rehab. She needs your prayers and thoughts. thank you

Latest Journal Update


To all who love Gaye,
We want you to know about plans for a
Memorial Service and Procession
Our wonderful Gaye passed away peacefully and surrounded by love in the early morning of October 14th. A gathering to celebrate her life is planned for Sunday, October 21st in the Pioneer Hall at the Kenai Peninsula College, beginning at 2pm and followed by a procession through town, stopping in locations where Gaye contributed so much of her time and passion.
The procession will conclude at the Pratt Museum at 5:30pm with a fire-art enactment of honoring and releasing, a potluck and sharing of stories.
Mavis and Rika