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Gayla A. Sawyer

July 31, 1938 October 6, 2017
Gayla A. Sawyer
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Obituary for Gayla A. Sawyer

Gayla Ann Sawyer, 79, of Centennial, Colorado, passed away October 6 at Lakewood Memory Care in Lakewood, Colorado, of complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born July 31, 1938, in Venice Utah, to Ariel Madero Breinholt and Arnell (Oldroyd) Breinholt. After graduating from Richfield high school in 1955 she attended the College of Southern Utah in Cedar City, UT (now Southern Utah University) where she was president of Pi Rho Omega sorority. She graduated from Utah State University in Logan in 1959 and moved to Salt Lake City. She met Richard Boyle Sawyer in Salt Lake City, UT on a blind date while he was on leave from military service in the Army. They were married on August 24, 1962 in the Manti Temple, shortly after his discharge from the Army. Gayla was devoted, loving wife and mother of three. She held several jobs; however, she is best remembered for her artistry in making wedding cakes. She was a lifelong active member of the Church o f Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and through her constant service, she had a tremendous impact on the members of her church community.

Gayla is survived by her husband, Richard Sawyer, children, Kim Thurston, Rich Sawyer, and Ryan Sawyer, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brothers Lynn Breinholt and Donald Breinholt, and many life-long friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother William “Bill” Breinholt, and sister Tamara “Tammy” Anderton.

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Visitation

Wednesday

11

Oct

9:00 AM 10/11/2017 9:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 10/11/2017 10:45:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Easter Building

1939 E. Easter Avenue
Centennial, CO 80122

The family will receive friends In the Relief Society Room at the Easter Building prior to services.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Easter Building
1939 E. Easter Avenue Centennial 80122 CO
United States

Service

Wednesday

11

Oct

11:00 AM 10/11/2017 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/11/2017 12:00:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Easter Building

1939 E. Easter Avenue
Centennial, CO 80122

Services in the Chapel at the Easter Building.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Easter Building
1939 E. Easter Avenue Centennial 80122 CO
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

11

Oct

2:00 PM 10/11/2017 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 10/11/2017 2:30:00 PM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States
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