OBIT-Alyce L. Gayner |

OBIT-Alyce L. Gayner


Memorial services will take place Thursday, Feb. 28 for Alyce L. Gayner, who died peacefully Feb. 22, 2002, at Auburn, Calif., one day before her 94th birthday.

Mrs. Gayner was born Feb. 23, 1908, in South Dakota. An elementary school teacher, she was one of the first teachers in the area and taught at the South Shore of Lake Tahoe in the 1930s. She later was a classroom and physical education teacher at Tahoe Valley Elementary School. She and her husband, Douglas E. Gayner Sr., had been caretakers for Mrs. Lora J. Knight, who built Vikingsholm Castle. They also worked at Richardson’s Resort, where Mrs. Gayner was in the souvenir shop and her husband ran the service station. During her teaching career she taught for the San Juan Unified School District at Sacramento, Calif. She was a member of the Sons of Norway and of the Auburn Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cecil and Vic Roumage of Auburn; son, Douglas E. Gayner Jr. of South Lake Tahoe; grandchildren, Fred, Tim and Cami Roumage of Auburn and Greg Gayner and Kim Gayner-Dreager of South Lake Tahoe; great-grandchildren, Kaela, Megan, Carly, Jenae and Dashel Roumage of Auburn and Tyler Dreager of South Lake Tahoe; sister, Bessie Kuster of Colorado Springs, Colo.; many nieces, nephews and grateful students. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas E. Gayner Sr.; and siblings, Ellsworth Amundson, Ken Amundson, Pearl Spayde and Glenn Amundson.

Memorial services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Auburn Presbyterian Church, 13025 Bel Air Drive, Auburn, Calif.

Arrangements are by Mount Vernon Mortuary, Fair Oaks, Calif.

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