Monmouth – Gayla,
63, died November 21 in Independence. She was born in Ft.
Lewis, WA. Her early years were spent in Iowa until her
father, Reverend Richard Lee Zornes, accepted a Pastorship in
Oregon, she lived most of her life in the Willamette Valley.
Gayla graduated from Stayton High School in 1972 and
eventually obtained her Masters Degree in Education from
Western Oregon College. She taught throughout Oregon and
worked as the Educational Coordinator for the Confederated
Tribes of Grande Ronde for many years.
Gayla was a member of
the Church of God of Prophecy, Creekside, in Salem. She felt
that being a “Nana” was the greatest joy, she also enjoyed
being with her family, including her church family; reading,
Facebook, and sharing Snapple facts found on Snapple caps.
Gayla is survived by her children: Ansily Tulensru of
Monmouth, Ryan Tulensru of Salem and Johnathan Tulensru of
Monmouth; sister: Joy Anni of Caldwell, ID; family best
friend: Maggie Sardis of Keizer; and grandchildren: Karliee
Tulensru and Levi Tulensru. She was preceded in death by her
mother, Rose, father, Richard, and brother Danny Zornes.
memorial service will be Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm
at the Creekside, Church of God of Prophecy, 1301Neahkahnie
St. SE, Salem, OR, 97306. Private interment was in Lone
Oak Cemetery, Stayton. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.