GABRIELLE LUCETTE RECTOR- PEEK June 27, 1962 - October 16, 2013 Gabrielle Lucette Rector-Peek, 51, joined God's Kingdom Wednesday October 16, 2013. A wonderful and loving mother, sister, daughter and wife, Gabrielle touched the lives of so many people. Her gentle ways and generosity created a life of many beautiful friends. Her kindheartedness extended to family, friends and strangers. Gaby's infectious smile and sweet ways brought joy to those around her. She was the "happiness ringleader" and made friends laugh until their cheeks hurt. She had a "heart of hearts",always reaching out to people in need. In life, it seems God often gives us that one special person to count on and to love, who loves us and is there for us in any way we need, Gaby was that person for so many of us.Our hearts are broken but we rejoice in our faith that Gaby is watching us from Heaven. She was born to Martha Vinson and the late Michael Rector on June 27, 1962 in San Diego, CA. Gaby graduated from Corning Union High School in 1981 and received an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Shasta College in 2001. She married Bradley Foster Peek in 2012 and they lived together in Red Bluff, CA until she passed. Gabrielle was a Registered Dental Hygienist and was passionate about improving the lives of young children and adults. Until her unfortunate diagnosis, Gaby worked for Rolling Hills Clinic in Red Bluff, CA. and served as the dental hygiene advisor on the California Rural Indian Health Board. She dedicated her spare time to serving foster youth and volunteering at dental fundraising events. She was a proud supporter of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Butte and Glen counties, a non-profit organization that advocates for neglected and abused children. Gabrielle is survived by three children: Kelsey Alexander(and husband James Alexander) of Chico, CA; Sara Uhalde of Red Bluff, CA; Michael Uhalde of Chico, CA; stepson Pete Uhalde (and wife Courtney Uhalde, son Cade); and was awaiting the birth of grandson, Gavin Alexander. She will be missed by her two sisters, Norma Fatchen (and husband Matt Fatchen, daughters Faith and Fallon); Johanna Rector (and son Owen and daughter Morgan); and Stepfather Loren Vinson. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to CASA of Butte and Glenn Counties, 10 Independence Circle Chico, CA 95973. A visitation will be held between 5:00-9:00p.m. Friday the 25th at the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers Funeral Home, 816 Walnut St Red Bluff, CA 96080. A ceremony will be held at 10:00 am Saturday the 26th at Sacred Heart Church in Red Bluff, CA with a reception to follow at the Anderson Veterans Hall, starting at approximately 1:00p.m.
Published in Daily News on Oct. 25, 2013