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Gayle Haygood

November 26, 1938 — June 13, 2011

Services for Gayle George Haygood, 72, of Canadian ,TX will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Canadian, TX with Rev. Danny Sanders, officiating and Dr. Dean English, assisting. Burial will be in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Gayle passed away Monday, June 13, 2011 in Canadian, TX. Gayle George Haygood was born November 26, 1938, in Shattuck, Oklahoma. She was the only child of Lee B. and Katie (Wileman) George. She graduated from high school in Canadian, Texas, and from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1960. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. While at OSU she met Wayne Haygood and they wed on July 16, 1960. They lived in Virginia while Wayne served in the army, and then moved to Nebraska and Kansas. They settled in New Harmony, Indiana, for seventeen years, where Wayne was a managing partner at Indian Mound Farm. Gayle taught several years before her children were born, and then became a devoted wife and mother. She taught Sunday School, was a girl scout leader, 4-H leader, and a wonderful mother to Leslie, Lee, and Mary. In 1981 the family moved to Canadian, Texas, where Gayle was raised and established Indian Mound Ranch. Gayle worked very hard with both Wayne and Lee running the office for the ranch business. Gayle was a member of the Canadian First United Methodist Church, a charter member of the American Hereford Auxiliary, a past President of the Hemphill County Historical Society, and a member of the DAR and PEO. She also enjoyed her birthday club and lunch bunch social groups. She owned and operated Canadian River Originals, and created many beautiful clothing items and original graphic designs, cards, and invitations. She was preceded in death by her parents and then her husband, Wayne Haygood, in 2002. She is survived by daughter, Leslie Osborn and husband Tim of Tuttle, Oklahoma, son, Lee Haygood and wife Jacqui of Canadian, Texas, and daughter, Mary Myers and husband Sean of Amarillo, Texas, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carroll and Carla Haygood of Canadian, Texas. She also leaves 5 beloved grandchildren, Will Osborn and wife Sarah, Katie Osborn, Luke Haygood, Mark Haygood, and Sarah Myers. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 South 4th St., Canadian, TX 79014..
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