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Gayle Gordon Robertson ~ Jan. 30, 1929 Oct. 1, 2012

Posted: Thursday, Oct 4th, 2012

Gayle Gordon Robertson

Gayle Gordon Robertson, 83, passed away Oct. 1, 2012, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. He was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Sumner, Neb., the son of Carl Christopher and Mabel Irene (Edwards) Robertson. Gayle graduated from Gering High School, in Gering, Neb., in 1947.

Gayle had a love of music. He was an accomplished clarinetist. Gayle attended one year of college in Chicago, then he returned to Gering, where he met and married the love of his life, Jane Kasza. He and Jane were married for 62 years.

They moved to Douglas to manage the hospital there. In 1959, they relocated to Kemmerer, where Gayle became the supervisor over the construction of a 20-bed hospital, which was completed in 1963. He became the administrator of Lincoln County Hospital, and retired from the hospital in 1982.

Gayle was also a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, and the Eastern Star. Throughout the years, his service to the community was unsurpassed. Shortly after becoming the hospital administrator, he also built a clinic and recruited doctors and nursing staff. He served as the first EMT, overseeing the purchase and maintenance of the ambulance service. After retiring in 1982, he supervised the construction of the South Lincoln Nursing Center. He started a home health care service, offering delivery of oxygen and other home health products for many years.

Throughout many years in Kemmerer, Gayle also worked for the various funeral directors with the local funeral home. He gave of himself, and was a man of dignity and reverence as he helped those grieving families he served. It used to be said that he would see people coming into this world, and leaving it as well as everything in between. Gayle had a deep compassion for other people's needs. His sense of humor was endless as he seized every opportunity to play practical jokes on his well deserving friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Robertson, of Kemmerer; his children, Colleen Paine, of Littleton, Colo., Deanne (George) Hunt, of Jackson, and Joelle (Fred) Britton, of Rock Springs; grandchildren Amy Hester, Lindsay (Cory) Burr; Jacob (Aimee) Hunter, and Becki (James) Peterson; and great grandchildren Kolby Hester, Lexi Rae Hester, Braydon Burr, Charley Peterson, Shane Hunter, Sage Hunter and Paiton Peterson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services to celebrate his life will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, with Rev. Walt Seeley officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to that of the donor's choice.

At Gayle's request, cremation has taken place under the direction of Ball Family Chapel, Kemmerer.

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