Gayle T. Harper, 83, died peacefully with family April 18, 2019, just hours after her 65th wedding anniversary.

Born in Freeport Dec. 21, 1935, she was the daughter of Mildred and Charles Lemont. Gayle attended Belfast schools and continued her college education in accounting.

She retired after 30 years working as a mechanic and supervisor at GTE Sylvania.

Gayle enjoyed many activities, such as reading, braiding rugs and antiquing. She was very proud of her extensive antique doll collection. All who knew her would describe Gayle as a strong, intelligent and spirited woman with a great sense of humor. She was truly devoted to her high school sweetheart and husband of 65 years. They were inseparable.

Gayle is survived by her husband, Keith L. Harper, of Appleton; children Gil Harper and his wife Susan of Cushing, Katherine Allen and her husband Danny of Rockland, and Keith Harper II and his partner Heather Klase of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family truly appreciates the kind and loving care provided by the Knox Center team during her final days. A memorial service will be scheduled. Any memorial donations can be sent to the Knox Center, c/o Pen-Bay Healthcare Foundation, 22 White St., Rockland ME 04841.

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