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Gayla Darlene Edwards

January 14, 1954 — February 14, 2023

Born January 14, 1954 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Gladys Venable Miller & Luke Miller; Gayla lived the majority of her life in the Grapevine, Texas area. She left us February 14th, 2023, at age 69.

Beloved Mother, Nanny, & forever Papa Carl’s “Darlin’.”

Gayla married the love her life, Carl Edwards on October 16, 1985. Gayla is preceded in death by her mother Gladys Alering, father Luke Miller, siblings Geneva Rust, Vern Howell, Dean Miller & grand daughter Brittany Hemel.

Gayla is survived by her children, Carrie Spivey & her husband Greg Spivey, Sara Peterson, Steve Edwards & his wife Katie, Samantha Edwards, Scott Edwards, & Sonya Edwards. Grandchildren: Matt Gerschick, Lane Spivey, Courtney Couch, Glen Peterson, Russell Peterson, Jackson Peterson, Tara Avelar, Cody Edwards, Sean Edwards, Jimmy Edwards, Cole Edwards, Allie Edwards, & Emma Edwards, all of which she loved dearly, and many adored great grand children.

Gayla loved the life she shared with Carl. They spent a lot of time together relaxing at the lake, and entertaining family when they came to visit, summer days in their little blow up pool, roasting marshmallows by bonfires (big & small) & taking in every stray animal that roamed into their yard.

She was overjoyed with being a grandmother to her grandchildren, and delighted with the arrival of each great grandchild. She was well loved and will be sorely missed.

“Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live every day as if it were your last”

-Irish Toast. 

Cheers Gayla, we’ll see you again soon.

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