Mary Gayle Murphy Schnell born October 9, 1964 in Shreveport, Louisiana died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at La Vita Bella in Dickinson after an 18 year battle with GBM brain cancer. Gayle graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Houston and Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She was a resident of the Clear Lake area for 22 years. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Rey and Regena Burford formerly of Clear Lake. She is survived by her daughter, Nicole (Nikki) Schnell, mother, Kay Murphy, brother, Dean Murphy and his wife Lisa and nephews Gordon and TJ Murphy. Gayle donated her body to UTMB with the hope that it would help someone else survive. As per Gayle's wishes, there will be no memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The family would like to convey their thanks to the Hallmark Hospice for their care as well as the wonderful staff at La Vita Bella.