Gayle Cole Perry

Gayle Cole Perry, 101, passed away Feb. 6, 2013, peacefully in her sleep, at Berkshire of Castleton, Indianapolis, Ind.  A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at Berkshire, 8480 Craig St.

Gayle was born Nov. 16, 1911, to Charles and Anna (Richardson) Cole in Mitchell, Ind., the oldest of four daughters. She graduated from Mitchell High School.

Gayle was a graduate nurse from The Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in Louisville Ky., where she met and married her husband Charles A Perry.

Gayle had a long career in nursing from private duty to a teaching hospital in Oak Park, Ill., to finishing her career as an industrial nurse for Chrysler Corporation.

Gayle loved to spend time with her family and friends at her home on Lake Charlevoix. In retirement she moved to Miramar Beach and enjoyed the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico and again enjoyed a wonderful life with family and friends.

She is survived by her children and spouses, Charles (Quincey) Perry, of Indianapolis, and Susan (Mark) Babb of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; grandchildren, Charles (Nancy) Perry of Carmel, Ind., John Perry of Indianapolis, Sarah Babb of Elkhart Lake Wis.; and great- grandchildren, Alexandria, Charles, Lily, Lila, Nicholas, and Katie Jane; sister, Wanda Sweeney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gayle was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles, her parents and two sisters.

A private burial will be held later at St. Simon on the Sound Episcopal Church in Fort Walton Beach.

In lieu of flowers, in her memory she would prefer you do a good deed for another person.