October 25, 1932 - October 6, 2012
Gaylia Fae Boyack Ingalls returned to our loving Heavenly Father, surrounded by family in her home in American Fork Utah on October 6, 2012 after a valiant battle with leukemia. Gayle was born October 25th, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah to George Bowen and Ethel LaVon Lewis Boyack. Gayle graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City in 1951 followed by Brigham Young University where she studied Elementary Education. While at BYU she met her husband Max LaVar Ingalls in 1952. They were wed for time and all eternity on August 25, 1954 in the Salt Lake City Temple while Max was still on active duty in the army. When her children came along Gayle recognized a need for a kindergarten because public kindergarten did not exist and so she established a neighbor school called Olympic Kindergarten which she ran for 10 years. Gayle and Max lived in Michigan, Utah, and Arizona where Gayle earned her Master’s degree in Education from ASU in 1970. After returning to Utah, Gayle and Max lived in Salt Lake City later moving to Utah County so they could be closer to BYU and most importantly Family. Gayle and Max had a mutual love for “their” Cougars. Gayle was passionate about education and loved teaching and being with children. Her career as a gifted educator included over 30 years of teaching and managing Head Start and student teaching programs. She supported her children and grandchildren’s college educations. Gayle was a kind and loving soul with a great talent for providing comfort, encouragement and putting a positive perspective on any of life’s difficult events. She was a wonderful hostess and thrilled anytime the family could be together to love, laugh and learn. Gayle’s presence will be greatly missed. She attended most events in which her children and grandchildren participated, sometimes even attending the same program multiple times just to show her love and support. Grandma Gayle adored all of her grandchildren and always had an open heart to hear whatever each might have to share. She loved to help with school work and foster enthusiasm for academic progress. Grandma Gayle always had treats and “prizes” for every visit or occasion. Gayle is survived by her devoted husband Max, beloved sisters Jeanette (Robert) Smith, Vicki (Pete) Clarke, cherished children, Debra (Gary) Sabin, Mark (Terri) Ingalls, Marci (Tom) Lindgren and David (Andra) Ingalls, her 19 treasured grandchildren 4 with their spouses and 3 great grand children. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 12th at the LDS Church Bldg, at 925 N 540 W American Fork, Utah with viewing from 10:00 to 10:45. Internment will be at Spanish Fork Cemetery.
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