Our dear Sister Gayle Morawetz - wife, mother, grandmother, great, sister, school teacher, real estate agent, college professor, board chair, missionary and world traveler - passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at her home in West Valley City surrounded by those she loved most in the world.
Born 85 years ago in Rock Springs, WY, Gayle was the youngest of 9 children. She later moved to Salt Lake City where she graduated from Cyprus High School then attended Utah State University attaining a degree in education, and eventually a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University. While attending USU she met and married the love of her life, Francis E Morawetz. Gayle and Fritz were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple.
She taught at Cyprus Jr. High in Granger, UT for 5 years while also learning the real estate business, but traded time with her students and her studies for her children after the birth of her daughter Kristin and two years later twins – daughter Kim and son Kirk. She loved being a mother, grandmother to 12 grands and now 21 greats.
After 5 years at home with her young family, Gayle returned to the classroom, beginning a 22-year career at Salt Lake Community College. She attained full professorship, a status very unusual for a woman in those times. She served in many capacities in the LDS church and after retirement served a mission on Temple Square with Fritz. Gayle also served as a valued member in many medical specialty boards and enjoyed serving as board chairperson at Pioneer Valley Hospital for many years. Gayle enjoyed traveling and was privileged to travel the world with Fritz and their many good friends and family members.
In 2002, Gayle and Fritz decided to relocate to beautiful St. George where they made many friends who mean so much to them. Gayle will be missed by all who knew and loved her. But, we know she was warmly welcomed as she passed through the veil into the arms of those who went before her.
She has been laid to rest next to her grandmother in the small, old-fashioned cemetery located in Richmond, UT.