Gayle went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family May 2, 2020. She was born at her grandparents ranch in Big Timber MT to Benton and Agnes Aalgaard Braaten. Gayle grew up in Billings and Lodge Grass graduating from LGHS in 1969.

She was united in marriage to Marvin Eastman in 1969. They celebrated 50 years of marriage this past August. Gayle worked at Lodge Grass Schools and HRDC, retiring in 2017. She especially loved her job at Lodge Grass schools working with all the kids.

Gayle was a Kind, loving mother, wife, auntie and friend, but her world became complete when her grandkids came along. Her grandkids affectionately called her Amma Gramma. Gayle loved being outside working in her yard and her pets.

Gayle was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, her grandparents, her daughter Allyson and her adopted son Elvis.

Gayle is survived by her husband Marvin, her daughter Sheila(shawn) hart, her son Geoffrey Ross (Sunshine), her grandchildren Kasey, Rylee, Trae, Elvis Jr (Terri Lee), Char, Coral, Antawn, Zhone, Vestyl, Vanessa, Wyatt James, Jeffrey Allen and Teff; and great-grandchildren Leighton, Larry, Kingston, Journey and Memphis. Gayle had many nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own and their children were her grandchildren. She also leaves behind brother in law Sid (Veronica), numerous cousins and family. Our family is large so please know she loved each of you as we do.

Special thank you to Gayle Hart, Veronica, Lansing, Dale, Syd, Monk and Teff for being by our sides until her last breath. Also thank you to Janeen and Stillwater Hospice for your excellent care.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Alzheimer’s Research or a charity of ones choice.