Born to Ada and Orla Wollitz on Dec. 16, 1916 in Oakland, Gayle grew up in Oakland and attended Oakland High School. After spending most of her adult life in Castro Valley, she and her husband moved to Brentwood in 2000.
Gayle was married to John Arthur MacDonald for 60 years before his passing in 2001.
Gayle is survived by her two children: Pamela Cole (Dan) and Linda Stebbins (Don); five grandchildren: Kendall George, Julie Willis, Dan Stebbins, Jason Emerson and Clay Emerson; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Gayle attended Golden Hills Church in Brentwood and enjoyed being with her family.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 365 Lennon Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.
A family service will be held in Clearlake at a later date.