Gayle was born August 3, 1932 in Roseville California and passed away peacefully on July 24, 2019. Gayle and her husband of 65 years, Ronald Coppin were longtime residents of Yachats Oregon. She had four children, Mitch, Tyler, Rhonda and Tim, who frequently visited and enjoyed the beauty of Oregon’s Central Coast. Gayle also had six grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
Gayle was a lifetime educator. She obtained both a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education. She began her teaching career in Foresthill, and retired as principal of American Lakes Elementary. After retiring, Gayle and Ron moved to Yachats, Oregon. In the early 1990’s, Gayle and Ron operated the Amaroo Inn, a small bed and breakfast establishment along the coast just north of Yachats.
Gayle was proud of her American heritage. Her ancestors came to America in the late 1600’s and established a settlement in what later became Newport, Rhode Island. A few generations later, members of her family served in the Revolutionary War as physicians. And finally, her grandfather with two of his brothers settled West to seek gold and later operated a stage line.
Gayle was fond of traveling and had visited 22 Countries. She leaves behind many friends she met throughout her journeys. Her favorite pleasure was walking beside the Pacific Ocean where her ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony sometime after the Fall Equinox, her favorite time of the year.