Gayle L. Livingston

Gayle L. Livingston
Gayle L. Livingston of Otsego passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in Otsego. Gayle was born August 16, 1918 in Otsego, the son of Raymond and Bessie (Lonsbury) Livingston. He attended Otsego High School and joined the Navy in 1944. He retired from Rockwell International after 33 years, he had also driven bus in Grand Rapids and worked at MacSimBar for several years and was a proud union man. Gayle enjoyed good cooking, camping, square and round dancing, traveling, flying and watching planes. He was a good carpenter and builder and was a freelance photographer for many years. On July 5, 1957 in Kalamazoo, he married Eleanor MacDonald-Ellwood, who preceded him in death in 2004. Surviving are 4 daughters, Bonnie Goodacre of Sanford NC, Cheryl (Fred) Heckman of Kalamazoo, Jan (Larry) Myers of Otsego and Cindy (Joel) Chappell of Otsego; 6 grandchildren, Jeff Goodacre of N. Carolina, Connie (Adrian) Burke of Portage, Stephany (Paul) Campbell of Otsego, Stacey Myers of Phoenix, AZ, Michael Livingston and Thomas Chappell both of Otsego; 5 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren with another due soon; siblings, Ruth Schelb and Ronald Livingston many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Thomas, a grandson Michael Goodacre; a brother and sister, Wayne and Ruby and a son-in-law Daniel Goodacre. Cremation and burial of ashes at Mt. Home Cemetery has taken place. Friends may meet the family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego Monday from noon until the time of the service at 1:00 P. M., Celebrant Bill Rose officiating and Military Honors by V.F.W. Post #3030. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Borgess VNA & Hospice.
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