Gayle Joanne Molitor

Date of Birth

November 19, 1948

Date of Death

October 31, 2017

Gayle Joanne Molitor passed away peacefully October 31st with her daughter and son in law by her side. “Gayla” as she liked to be called had recently moved to CT to be with her daughter, Rebekah Sousa and her son in law Cesar Sousa. Most importantly she moved to CT to be with her one grandchild Olivia. Gayla moved to Santa Barbara when she was a teenager with her family Lloyd and Isabel Mooney and her brother Gary Mooney. She left behind her daughter, granddaughter and her brother and his family Rose, Brandon, Bailee and Mckenzee Mooney who live in Northern California.

Gayla’s love for Santa Barbara was fierce as was her Christian faith. Her love for Jesus Christ and for her church Calvary Chapel was just as fierce. She would like to be remembered as a fun loving, dancing, Christ loving, lipstick wearing woman.

My mother was a true SB girl through and through. Hendrys Beach was where you could find us back in the day. Growing up, she put me on the back of her bike and we would ride around town singing show tunes and laughing. I am so thankful the she was that mom that let me run around naked at the beach…. chasing seagulls and living life to the fullest. She loved her music and dancing, she owned a little business called “Dance with Pizazz”. And did she have pizazz!!!

Her remains with be returned to our beloved home Santa Barbara this summer so we can celebrate her life as she lived it.

You are missed every day. RIP Mom (Gayla). Email me @ so we can discuss this summer and her life celebration! Peace and love. Rebekah Sousa


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