A beloved wife, sister, stepmother, aunt, and friend, Gayle Elizabeth Delanty passed away on August 27, 2012, of metastatic melanoma. A sixth-generation Washingtonian, Gayle was born to Gertrude Walker Delanty and William Hugh Delanty on July 27, 1944, in Aberdeen, Washington. She attended A. J. West Elementary School in Aberdeen, and graduated from Olympia (Wash.) High School in 1962 and from the University of Washington in 1985.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jay Frederick Bamford; two stepsons; two grandchildren; her brother, William Hugh Delanty, Jr.; sister, Susan Delanty Jones; and sister-in-law, Miyoko U. Delanty; in addition to many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward A. Delanty and John D. Delanty; an infant sister; and a niece.
A memorial service will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church UCC in Seattle at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012.