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Gayla Carol Barwick

June 18, 1944 ~ November 07, 2021

Gayla Carol Barwick 77, passed away on November 7, 2021 in Port St Lucie. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1944. She was Director of Tourism for St Lucie County from 1991 until her retirement in 2006. Prior to coming to St Lucie County she has worked in tourism for the city of Ft. Lauderdale.

Gayla is survived by her husband John “Jack” Reilly, stepdaughters Allison Adams and Caroline Reilly, Grandchildren Jeremy and Amanda Adams, & Great granddaughter Sophie. Preceded in death by stepdaughter Susan Reilly.

She loved to travel as well as cooking and gardening, she always made the holidays a special time for all. She was an animal lover especially birds and dogs, she leaves behind her dog Coco and bird Ringo.

Gayla was a caring person that would light up a room always had a smile on her face. With a quick wit and sense of humor made her a special person, she always tried to make everyone feel welcome.

She will be missed dearly. Rest in Peace!



November 18, 2021, 2:43 pm

If you knew Gayla, you knew how quick she could light up a room with her personality. She loved to make the holidays so special for everyone. Whether it was making her own ornaments, a new recipe, or just helping with anything she could. I will try my best to keep her holiday spirit every year! I definitely wont be able to compare to all that she did thats for sure! I wish she knew the impact she left in our hearts. I will always have a seat next to me at the table just for you Grand G. We love you

Jan barwick Chmela

December 12, 2021, 6:16 pm

Gayla was my ex my sister in law . I am glad she had a good life. So sorry to hear about her passing. I always thought we might say hi again. I hope Covid did not take her early.

Jan Barwick Chmela

December 12, 2021, 6:19 pm

Gayla was my ex sister in law. She was had great style and grace. I am glad she had a good life. Sorry to hear about her passing. I hope Covid did not take her before her time. I always thought we would say hi again.

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