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Information for Gayle Bunderson Hales

29 June, 1912 - 14 July, 1995

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Gayle Hales

    Gayle Bunderson Hales, 83, of Nampa, died Tuesday, July 11, 1995, at a Nampa care center.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 14 Amity Building, L.D.S. Church.  Lee Hales, a son, will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Gayle Bunderson was born June 29, 1912, at St. Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho, to Hervin Bunderson and Leona Linford Bunderson.  When she was two months old her parents moved to Brigham City, Utah, where she grew up and attended schools.  She graduated from Box Elder High School and then attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah.  She taught in Box Elder County schools for two years.
    Gayle married Leon K. Hales in Logan, Utah, on June 1, 1933.
    They made their home in Brigham City until January, 1937, when they came to Boise.
     In November, 1938, they moved to Nampa where she has since resided.  Mrs. Hales was active in community affairs in Nampa, having served on and headed charitable drives.
    She was a member Woman's Century Club for forty years and served as president of that organization in 1965-66.
    She was also very active in her church, serving in both teaching and executive positions.  Her husband, Nampa businessman Leon K. Hales, died in 1987.
    She is survived by one daughter and three sons and their spouses, Janice and Fred Clark, Lee and Marti Hales, Noel and Loretta all of Nampa and John and Valerie Hales of Salt Lake City.  Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; one sister and her husband, Mary and David Hibbert of Phoenix, Arizona, and one brother and his wife, Dr. Dean L. Bunderson and Keely, Brigham City, Utah.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister, Leona Clement, and a daughter-in-law, Hertha Hales.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and at the Amity Building on Friday from I p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice House, c/o Mercy Medical Center 1512 12th Ave. Rd. Nampa, Idaho 83686, or flowers may be sent.

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