Here is a copy of Gaylens obit. you'll notice the spelling of his name.Stacy and I were with him the last two weeks of his life, altho we divorced we remained friends and it was a honor to be with him in the end.
It's hard to say good- bye to one you love and the family of Gaylen D Heyborne are sad at the passing of our Dad. On September 27, 2018 Gaylen went to the open arms of our heavenly father.
Born August 31,1949 to Florence and Walter Dean Heyborne in Cedar City, Utah.
As a child, he played little league baseball, worked doing yard work for his Grandma Heyborne, loved riding his Uncle Hal slack’s horses and hanging out with good friends such as Kennith Imley, Dennis Smith (cousin), Danny Leigh, and so many more. As a young man, he loved the Bow hunt, making his own arrows. He would always hunt the opening day of raffle deer hunt with is Dad until Dean’s passing in 1967.
Gaylen enlisted in the Army in 1968 and served his country as a drill instructor stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The responsibility of training men to be sent to Viet Nam weighed heavily on his shoulders.
Also in 1968 Gaylen married his High School Sweetheart, Sherri Henrie. They had four children, Stacy D, Gaylen Kurt, Jeffery Dean and Dantan. After his discharge from the army, he moved his family to Los Lunas, NM for employment and spent the rest of his life there. Sherri and Gaylen later divorced.
Gaylen was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor, you could never quite get the best of him. While on this earth he worked as hard as he could for the benefit of his family and friends. He belonged to a group of friends that named themselves the “Tome construction crew”. When asked to give up a week-end for one of their building or yard projects, he was your man, a Jack of all trades, always wanting to do the best job possible. Wood working was his favorite.
A special Thank You to the High Desert Hospice center for their dedication and support to Gaylen’s care in his declining time on this earth.
Preceded in death, Gaylens father, Dean, and sister Debbie.
He leaves, for the present, Mother Florence (Irv) Brooks, Daughter Stacy (Shane), Sons G Kurt (Genny) Jeff (Melanie), Dantan, nine Grandchildren, six Great Grandchildren, and Brother Bill.
Dad, You were our rock…..You will be missed beyond belief and forever be love
Internment will be on Cedar Mountain at a later date.