March 15, 1965 - September 9, 2019 ELKHART- Gay L. Gabrielson, 54, of Elkhart, passed away Monday September 9, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born March 15, 1965 in Warren, Ohio to John J. & Joan F. (Middleton) Fairchild, Sr. Gay graduated from Lakeview High School - Ohio in 1983 On February 14, 1991 in Elkhart, Indiana she married Lawrence "Larry" Gabrielson. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2005 in Elkhart, Indiana. Surviving are 2 children, Rachel Fairchild and Stephen (Stephanie) Gabrielson both of Elkhart; 3 stepchildren, Travis Gabrielson, of Goshen , Aaron Gabrielson of Elkhart, Brian (Doris) Gabrielson of Goshen and 16 grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 siblings, Melinda (Paul) Rausch of Vienna, OH, John "Fuzzy" (Edi) Fairchild, Jr., of Warren, OH, Jason Fairchild of Lordstown, OH; 2 step sisters, Joann Shaver-Moyers and Mary (Rick) Adams both of Cortland, OH and a step brother, John (Jaria) Shaver, Jr., of Aniston, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Nathan Walker. Gay was formerly employed at the Elkhart Products Corp., in Elkhart. She enjoyed going mushroom hunting, playing softball, bowling, reading, spending time with her family and being outdoors sitting around bonfires with family and friends. She also enjoyed country music, riding her Harley-Davidson Motorcycle going to amusement parks, casinos and the Dairy Queen and was also an avid collector of Mickey Mouse Memorabilia. A celebration of life service for Gay will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday September 20, 2019 at the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Her brother Fuzzy will preside over the celebration service and burial will follow at Carlton Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family for 2 hours prior to the service. Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with her care and memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Gay L. Gabrielson please visit our Sympathy Store.
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