Gayla Mae Howard was born June 12, 1969 to Phillip Ira and Jacque Mae (Karber) Stephens in Beaver, Oklahoma. She has been a resident of Booker, Texas the last three years. She was a teacher in Darrouzett ISD. She has been a member of the Church of the First Born for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her mother.
Gayla passed on August 8, 2015 in Booker, Texas at the age of 46 at her residence.
She is survived by her daughters, Ashley Rose Halliburton of Laverne, Oklahoma and Heather Brooke Halliburton of Laverne, Oklahoma; one grandchild; her father, Phillip Stephens, McAlister, Ok; her sisters, Christa Gregory of Mooreland, Oklahoma and Carrie Grimes of Booker, Texas and a host of other relatives and friends.