Gail Lee Pendley
PENDLEY, Gail Lee, age 69, of Norman, OK passed away Friday, September 13, 2019. She was born October 6, 1949 in Portland, ME to William and Frances (Bimson) Knight.

Gail grew up in Portland, Maine. She often reminisced on fond memories of going to the beach with her family and relaxing by the ocean. She loved playing hide & seek, dodgeball, and bowling. She graduating from Deering High School in 1967. At 21 years old she moved to Norman, OK where she worked as a welder for Shaklee Manufacturing.

On July 4, 1981 she married the love of her life, Roy Charles (Chuck) Pendley. In November of 1983, their little miracle arrived when she gave birth to their only child, Kristen (Krissy) Nicole.

Gail was very active in her daughters activities and schools she attended. She volunteered at Irving Middle School to eventually become the face of the office at the front desk. She thoroughly enjoyed her job there assisting students and making personal connections with them. She remained in contact with several former students and faculty from Irving over the years since retiring in 2010.

Since her retirement, Gail enjoyed life to the fullest being a fulltime 'Grammie' to her two grandchildren Jocelyn and Bryson. She loved spending time with them every chance she got. They were her motivation to keep fighting cancer.

The family sincerely appreciates Dr. Katherine Moxley for all her support and care for Gail.

Gail is preceded in death by her parents. Her memory will be cherished and kept alive by her husband Chuck, daughter Krissy, son-in-law Ryan, and their children Jocelyn and Bryson; Ryan's parents Richard and Janet McMurray. Gail is also survived by four siblings in Maine: Linda Steeves, Laurie Labrie, Leanne Sanso, and Larry Knight; their spouses and children; step-son Michael Laudette, his daughter Tiffany and son Austin, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family will be present to receive friends from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Crossroads Church at 8901 S Shields Blvd in Oklahoma City with interment following at IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

Arrangements for Chuck and his family were placed in the care of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at www.HavenbrookFuneralHome.com
Published on September 17, 2019

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Hillary Pauletto
Oct 09, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss!! She was such a great lady who fought to the end. She will be dearly missed!! My thoughts and prayers for her family.
Tricia Carleton
Oct 06, 2019
I so wish I could have been at her service, but I was out of town on a business trip. Gail was a such a sweet person and dear friend to all who knew her. After she beat her third round of cancer, I decided she needed a book about her amazing life. It was such a joy to learn so much more about the parts of her life I knew nothing about and to put it into a book for her and her family to share. Little did any of us know, she'd go through cancer a few more times. During another of those times, she came by to get some Frankincense oil from me to help her with her battle. I'll never forget as I walked her out to her car and said hello to Chuck and Jocelyn, that Chuck commented on the Franki...ncense, saying, "If it was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for us!" I will always remember that wonderful attitude and spirit they share. Love and hugs to the family. You are all blessed to have had such a special lady in your lives. This is one of the photos I snapped while working on her book. She loved her family so much!Read more
Katherine Moxley
Sep 22, 2019
Spring Has Sprung Mixed Basket was purchased for the family of Gail Lee Pendley by Katherine Moxley.  Send flowers
Troy Scott
Sep 19, 2019
Chuck & Krissy,
I'm so sorry for your loss. All of Irving loved Gail and she loved all of Irving. She was such a bright light for us all and showed such strength. She will truly be missed by all.
Crystal Brandon
Sep 18, 2019
Chuck and Kristen, Gail was a precious soul. Her memory will remain in the hearts of all who knew her. I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not express how much your wife/mom meant to me. Sending love and comfort your way.
Jessica Hunter
Sep 18, 2019
Your Light Shines was purchased for the family of Gail Lee Pendley by Jessica Hunter.  Send flowers
John and Linda Steeves
Sep 18, 2019
RIP
Tommy Nelson
Sep 18, 2019
Chuck and Kris, I am deeply sorry for your loss, I know how much love was and is in the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with all of you during this time.
Robert Reno
Sep 18, 2019
Blue Caribbean was purchased for the family of Gail Lee Pendley by Robert Reno.  Send flowers
Khristina Mulin
Sep 18, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss, I met auntie Gail about 6 years when I started dating her nephew, will miss her so much! I love you guys! Aunty Gail was always there when I needed someone to talk to. I know she is gonna watch over us!!