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Gayle P. Shorter


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Gayle P. Shorter

Camden - Gayle Edith Prince Shorter, 81, homemaker and beloved wife and mother, died July 29, 2018, in Camden after a brief illness. Mrs. Shorter was born on March 7, 1937, in Albany, N.Y. She was the only daughter of Ralph Nelson Prince and Edith Price Prince of Castleton-on-Hudson, NY. As a young girl, she grew up in Castleton and graduated from Schodack Central High School in 1955. She went on to attend the University of Maine in Orono, ME class of 1958, where she studied Home Economics. In 1998 she completed a lifelong dream to finish her college degree by attending and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. At the University of Maine she met her lifelong companion and husband, Walter Wyatt Shorter, and the two were married in 1957. She and her husband, Wyatt, a paper industry executive, started married life together in Franklin, VA. She and Wyatt raised five children, three of whom were born in Franklin. After moving to Montgomery, AL in 1968, they had two additional children. In 1978, they moved to Camden, AL where they lived the remaining years of their life together.

Gayle is predeceased by her father, Ralph Nelson Prince of Maine, her mother Edna May Price of Massachusetts, her brother Nelson Brian Prince of New York and her husband Walter Wyatt Shorter of New York. She is survived by her brother, John Frank Prince of South Amhurst, Ohio, her children Walter Wyatt Shorter Jr. (spouse Debbie) of Germantown, TN, Margaret Shorter Robinson (spouse Lonnie) of Meridian, MS, Matthew Peasley Shorter (spouse Sara Kate) of Americus, GA, John David Shorter, USN (Ret) (spouse Michelle) of Simpsonville, SC, and Charles Christopher Shorter of Camden, AL. She is also survived by her grandchildren, whom she adored: Mary Margaret Wadsworth Hale (spouse Brandon), Samantha Shorter Vickrey (spouse Colin), Margaret Ashley Shorter, Emily Wyatt Shorter, Katherine Gibbs Shorter, Jackson Sean Ours, Olivia Grace Shorter, Noelle Elizabeth Shorter, Calder Christopher Shorter, Davis Troy Shorter, and Maggie-Alisabeth Gayle Shorter. A family visitation will be held at the Camden United Methodist Church on Friday, August 17th, from 6 pm to 8 pm. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Carlowville, AL, on Saturday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mark E. Waldo, Jr. officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing with a reception to follow at the Church reception hall.

The family would like to express sincere thanks for the overwhelming support shown to Mrs.

Shorter and the family over the past few years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Shorter to the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, 2000 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233, the Montgomery Cancer Center, 4145 Carmichael Road, Montgomery, AL, 36106, or the Alabama Episcopal Cursillo, 16069 Carmel Bay, Northport, AL 35475.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Aug. 12, 2018
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