Edna Gayle Carlton-Hough, 58, passed away April 16, 2013, at her home in Fairbanks.|
Gayle was born May 31, 1954, in Fort Benning, Ga. She came to Alaska at a young age with her family and lived here for 54 years, including a short time spent in Anchorage. She attended Hunter Elementary School and Lathrop High School in Fairbanks.
The majority of her working career was in housekeeping.
Gayle was first married to Joaquin DeQuintanaRoo with whom she had her first two children, a son, Joaquin, and a daughter, Maria. She later married Stan Tyree with whom she had her third child, her son, Steven.
In 1997, she was married to Kurt Hough with whom she enjoyed many years of fishing, traveling and gardening.
Other than her tremendous love and pride for her children, there were few things that excited her more than catching a fish, pulling a prize-winning vegetable out of her garden, or growing the biggest lilies on the block.
She had a love for old movies and rock 'n' roll, and there were few who could out-do her when it came to old movie or music trivia. She will be deeply missed by her friends and loved ones.
May they find some comfort in knowing that she is now at peace with her mother, Edna, and her devoted Pekingese, Star.
Gayle is survived by her husband, Kurt Hough; sisters, Martha Halverson, of Quinlan, Texas; Brenda Carlton, of Calif.; Fae Miller, of Pennsylvania; and Sue Stalans, of Mississippi; daughter, Maria McCain, of Jerome, Idaho; sons, Joaquin DeQuintanaRoo and Steven Tyree of New York, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Christopher, Elana and Ashton, of Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Carlton.
A memorial service for Gayle will be held at noon Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.
Arrangements were entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Apr. 27, 2013