Gayle McKaskle Standard, 79, passed away June 19, 2021 in Baytown, Texas. Her firm belief in God and beloved hymns and scriptures gave her peace in her final months.
Gayle was born to Daniel and Danie Ella McKaskle in Houston, TX on December 21, 1941. She grew up in the historic Heights of Houston and was a proud member of the Reagan Red Coats. Gayle married the love of her life, Charles, on May 27, 1967 at First United Methodist Church in Houston.
She graduated from University of Houston, Clear Lake with a Master’s in Art Education. Gayle was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Her calling was helping young people. Some of her fondest memories were of being a Brownie and Girl Scout Troop Leader. She enjoyed her years teaching Gifted and Talented 1st and 2nd grade students at James Bowie and Alamo Elementary Schools in Baytown as well as being an English as a Second Language Instructor at Sterling Municipal Library. She frequently taught Sunday and Vacation Bible Schools and served as a Methodist Youth Fellowship director for many years.
She found peace and great joy with her close friends in the Cedar Bayou Grace Tuesday Morning Prayer Group. It was often said that Gayle never met a stranger. She loved people and adored her family especially her grandchildren.
Gayle is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles; her daughter Lisa Coker and husband Jim; Brittany Platz and husband David; grandchildren Benjamin & Christopher Platz; brother, Daniel "Red" McKaskle and wife Sandra; nieces Nicole Williams and Erin Dubcak. She is also survived by her extended family Jim, Tonya, Danielle, and JamesPaul Ferris; as well as countless other family members and close friends. The family would like to express gratitude to the staff at Ascend Hospice for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, please celebrate Gayle’s life by contributing to the Cedar Bayou Grace Building Fund.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 AM Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home in Baytown. Gayle’s Celebration of Life will begin at 11:00 AM.
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