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Gayle Chapin Wheeler

March 6, 1966 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 57) 57 Years Old

Gayle Wheeler Obituary

     We regretfully announce the passing of Gayle C. Wheeler, age 57, of Milford, Delaware.  She passed away on January 3, 2024 at Bayhealth Hospital after a battle with pneumonia.

     Gayle was born on March 6, 1966 to June (Goodyear) and Colby Wheeler of Camden, Delaware.  She graduated fromIndian River High School in 1984.  She went on to study at Maine Community College in Portland and Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester where she received a bachelor's degree in marketing.  

     Gayle lived in several places throughout her lifetime including York Maine, Meredith New Hampshire, Lewes Delaware and Charleston South Carolina.  She returned to her home state of Delaware in 2020, making Milford her home.

     Gayle’s career was mainly in newspaper publishing and sales.  She currently was employed by Community Integrated Services in Milford as a Business Development Specialist where she immensely enjoyed working with her participants and found it very rewarding. Gayle loved all animals, especially cats, and adored her two cats Winston and Jaxon.  She will forever be remembered for her sense of humor and quick wit.  Gayle could make any situation laughable which endeared her to many. 

     She is predeceased by her parents, and survived by her brother, Dean Wheeler of York, Maine.  While Gayle never married, she lived a full and vibrant life with more friends than you could count. Among them is her lifelong friend Susan Austin of Milford and Maria Sportelli of Milford, whom she considered family.

     Per Gayle's wishes, there will be no service.  Instead, a Celebration of Life is scheduled on February 3, 2024 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Arena's, 200 N.E. Front Street, Milford, DE  19963.  All are welcome to attend.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA or the animal rescue of your choice.  Online condolences may be made via 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
February 3, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Arena's Milford
200 N. E. Front Street
Milford, DE 19963


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