Gavette, Lylaine Dianne
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The forces of nature are silent and invisible. We know they exist by the effects they produce. Lylaine's spirit has inspired, motivated and touched lives in many ways. The outpouring of love and support to her three sons and their spouses, Peter Gavette and Clare Sandy, Andy Gavette and Diane Leifer, and Catherine and Matt Gavette, and to her partner Constance Sanders is a testament to how Lylaine is held in the hearts of so many. Lylaine was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 6, 1947, and passed on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Her career accomplishments in midwifery and her world adventures are too many to recount here. When asked how many babies she had delivered, she said that she stopped counting at 2,000 (over a decade ago). She was a perceptive photographer, natural hiker and global citizen. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Shadow Rock Church located at 8th Avenue and Thunderbird. In lieu of flowers we suggest performing a random act of kindness to someone in need in her honor.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 28, 2013