Elaine Eleanor Gackle

01/12/1928 — 12/02/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Crofton, NE

Elaine Eleanor Gackle

Elaine Gackle, 79, of Richland, Washington, slipped away from the bounds of this world to the freedom of heaven on December 2, 2007. Elaine was the second of four children and only daughter born to her Nebraskan parents. Raised on the family farm, she eventually became the teacher of a one room schoolhouse in that community.

She met her lifetime sweetheart, after World War II while attending Yankton College in South Dakota. They married in 1950. Her husband’s ministry in the Evangelical United Brethren Church and Evangelical Church of North America took them to Texas, Oregon, Montana, and North Dakota. Together they raised four children. They settled in Billings, Montana where they lived 26 years after her husband retired from full time ministry. They moved to Richland, Washington in 2002 to be closer to family.

Elaine had a teacher’s heart. She also loved to garden. She enjoyed the outdoors and especially the sun’s warmth in her retired years.

Elaine is preceded in death by her husband Albert and one brother. She is survived by her two brothers, her four children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at Richland First Church of the Nazarene

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  • Thanks a lot, sorry we had to find it out thru the grape vine Myrna

    Esther & Myrna Kogele
    November 4, 2014
    Terry, MT, US
  • In this time of loss, my heart reach out to you in deepest symapathy. May your good memories of your Mom, help lighten your loss. With my love and prayers.

    Annegret Lackman Westwood
    November 4, 2014
    Deland, FL, 32724, USA
  • Phil & family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, but we also rejoice with you in your Mom’s homecoming. Just to think that she’s seeing Jesus face-to-face now is almost too much for me. Your mom was, and is, a sweet woman. Our prayer is that you would sense Jesus’ sweet presence and that He would bring you comfort and joy in these rough and lonely days.

    God bless you,

    John and Sheila Howell

    John & Sheila Howell
    November 4, 2014
    Billings, MT, US
  • Dear Gackles, I have missed Elaines smile and seeing her walk daily in the neighborhood. She was really glad to leave to be closer to you and the rest of the family in her golden years. We wrote back and forth. I had not yet told her that my Bruce died in Aug. of a heart attack at our cabin. They are both at a better place. Card to follow. Connie Waggener

    connie waggener
    November 4, 2014
    billings, MT, US
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