Gayle N. Bartholomew

Gayle N. Bartholomew


On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, Gayle Nadine (Percy) Bartholomew, passed away at her home in Edmond, OK, at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Denver, Colorado, to Edward Ray and Grace Ethel Percy, Gayle attended school in Lakewood, Colorado.  She was married on June 14, 1968 to David Bartholomew and the couple had three daughters.  Over her lifetime, Gayle lived in both Texas and Oklahoma.  She held various administrative positions for the City of Lawton, OSU Plant & Soil Sciences Department, the Oklahoma Water Board, and eventually retired in 2016 as a grants coordinator for the Oklahoma Secretary of the Environment.

Gayle will forever be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother, a loyal friend, and a cheerful co-worker.  She enjoyed spending time sharing good food and conversation with everyone, working in her craft room making cards, and cheering on the Thunder and the OSU Cowboys.  She cared deeply about the world that her daughters and grandchildren will inherit by supporting efforts to protect the environment and advocate for women.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her brother, Terry Ray Percy, and half-brother, Loyd Percy; her three daughters, Carla Rae Bartholomew, Caren Ruth Bartholomew, and Catherine René Hanson and husband, Kendall; five grandchildren, Brenna Dené Bartholomew and Alex William, Ryan Patrick, Cooper Ray, and Josh Parker Hanson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma, and she will be buried in Stillwater, Oklahoma, at a later date.  Condolences may be sent to her home address: 3605 Steven Court, Edmond, OK, 73013. Donations in her honor may be made to the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled (OKFD).

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to the health environment.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page.  Then click on ‘Videos’ then ‘Live Streams’.

3 thoughts on “Gayle N. Bartholomew”

  1. Dave Gumbiner

    I didn’t know Gayle but worked with Caren and I know this has to be a very heavy loss as I have seen how close she and her sisters were with their mom.

  2. Carolyn Sullivan

    I worked with Gayle several years on a couple of committees (ScienceFest and H2OK). She was such a sweet person and always had a smile on her face. Her dedication to the committees was evident with the organized notes she kept for the group, managing the budget, etc. I always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a lovely person and will be missed.

    Thoughts and prayers for the family in the loss of your loved one.

  3. Tom Creider, Oklahoma State Parks

    Gayle was such a kind and caring person. She was also a dedicated public servant as demonstrated by her many years of hard work at the Oklahoma Water Board and the Office of the Secretary of the Environment. As well, Gayle made important contributions to the ScienceFest and H2Oklahoma events, the Oklahoma Environmental Education Coordinating Committee and to many other conservation and environmental education initiatives in Oklahoma.
    Gayle made a difference.

    Most importantly, Gayle’s kindness made a positive impact upon all with whom she was associated.
    I count myself very fortunate to have known her.

    I offer my prayers and extend my heartfelt condolences to Gayle’s family.
    I am so very sorry for your loss.

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