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Sabra Gayle Parkey

Gayle was born on March 7, 1938 in Amarillo, TX to Sam and Aileen Moore. She grew up in Sunray and graduated from Sunray High School in 1955. She married Jerry McCoy on December 28, 1956 in Sunray. They raised their three daughters in Cactus, TX where Gayle served 20 years for the unincorporated town of Cactus and then as the first official city secretary once it was incorporated.

 

Gayle was also very active in her church with the youth and serving as the volunteer church secretary and in the music ministry. Gayle was extremely musically inclined and learned to play the piano by ear at the age of 4. She could play almost any music instrument and had the voice of an angel. She loved singing and blessed others with her God given talent. Gayle loved taking care of her home and family. She was a wonderful cook and worked in her garden to have fresh food for her delicious meals. She sewed her daughter’s clothes and always volunteered to help at anything the girls were involved in at school or church. Gayle and Jerry played volleyball and square danced for many years. Later in life she took up backpacking and camping. She loved being busy, she had lots of energy and everything she did, was with a beautiful smile. She genuinely loved people and all Gods creations and it was her joy to serve Him. At 80 years old, Gayle was still that beautiful soul that lit up any room she was in. On March 10, 2018, she suffered a massive heart attack and instantly made heaven brighter.

 

Gayle was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry McCoy, her second husband, Bill Parkey, son in law, Doug Loman, her sister, Sammie Moore Keeling, a brother, Allen Moore, two nieces Laurie Moore and Sabra Keeling, a nephew, Mark Keeling.

 

Gayle is survived by her three daughters: Patricia Hanley of Beaver, OK, Glenda Loman of Amarillo, TX and Carolyn McCoy of Sunray, TX; brothers: Tom Moore (Cathy) of Amarillo, Herschel Moore (Yolanda) of Houston; grandchildren: Michael Green (Linda) of Pampa, Cheyenne Andujo (Joaquin) of Sunray, Jamie Breedlove (Chris) of Borger, Kelli Frock (Thomas) of Canyon, Erin Hanley of Lamar, CO, Misti Loman of Sunray; great grandchildren: Maddox, Addison, Jayde, Jael, Kinlee, Lila, Cameron, Connor, McKaylee, Holden, Brayson, Kayson, Breezy and Mark; nieces and nephews: Tammy Moore, Mindy Randles, Samuel Moore, Letty Tomlinson, Zane Moore, Jennifer Helmcamp and Matthew Moore.

 

The family suggest with gratitude that memorials be made to Beaver County Nursing Home, 200 East  8th, Beaver OK, 73932.


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