Gay's Story

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Gay Ann Seyfert lost her short, but hard-fought battle with cancer on May 24, 2016, just days before her 61st birthday.
She was born May 29, 1955, to Russell Junior Eastes and Beverly Jean (Hardgrove) Eastes and raised in Pratt, Kan., but has been a resident of Texas since 1987. Gay had called Rockwall home since 1991, where she lived with her husband of 38 years, Ted, and raised her daughter, Alison.
Gay worked full-time as a dental assistant up until her diagnosis. She was considered by many to be an expert at her skill, and worked closely with multiple dentists over the course of her 30-year career. In her free time, she enjoyed working in the yard, cooking and could often be found taking in a sporting event or sitting on a patio somewhere. But above all, she enjoyed being with her family.
Those who knew her best would describe her as selfless, hardworking, patient, fun, and even a little bit feisty. She loved to laugh and have a good time. Gay was always put together, rarely in a bad mood and was always looking for ways to take care of others, especially her family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ted Seyfert of Rockwall; daughter Alison Seyfert of Arlington, Texas; her mother, Beverly Eastes of Garland, Texas; brother Greg Eastes of Wichita, Kan.; and a host of loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father in 2011, Russell Eastes.
Her family would like to thank her physicians and the staff of 5 Pickens at Baylor University Medical Center for providing such diligent and compassionate care for Gay during her stay, as well as Community Hospice of Texas for providing a comfortable transition home.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. June 1, at Rest Haven Funeral Home - Rockwall Chapel with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating.
As an alternative to flowers, memorials in Gay's name can be made to the SPCA of Texas, 2400 Lone Star Dr., Dallas, TX 75212 or www.spca.org.
Published on June 2, 2016
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