Valerie ‘Gayle’ Sills |

Valerie ‘Gayle’ Sills

Valerie “Gayle” Sills, 57, passed away March 25, 2009, at her home in Rifle, with her loving family at her side.

Gayle was born Aug. 11, 1951, in Casper, Wyo., to Carl Herbert and Eunice Leona (Nicholas) Benton. She married the love of her life, Terran Sills, on Sept. 26, 1970. In 1992, they moved from Casper to Rifle, where they settled and raised their two girls.

Gayle was an active member of Rifle’s United Methodist-Presbyterian Church. She volunteered her time at the church and drove for Meals-on-Wheels. In her free time, she loved to read and dote on her grandkids.

Gayle is survived by her daughters Samantha French and Leanne Sills; brother David Benton; sister Kathy Ziemann; and her beloved grandchildren Terry French, Leylia French and Jackson Worton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terran Sills; parents Eunice and Carl Benton; and her sister Twyla Benton.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service is planned for Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Rifle.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Relay For Life or the American Cancer Society.

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