"A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye, and gives it a wink."
- Gael to a tee
  • 66 years old
  • Born on August 13, 1952 in San Diego, California, United States.
  • Passed away on February 10, 2019 in San Diego, California, United States.

Gael Ann Wyant was born and raised in San Diego, CA.  She graduated from Clairemont High School in 1970 and attended San Diego State University shortly after.  At the young age of 23, Gael met the love of her life, Dana.  The two married on February 4, 1978 which was the beginning of an amazing life together. Gael became a local business owner who was extremely involved with the Rancho Penasquitos community. Her endless creativity was brightly visible in the many projects she was involved in.  Pop Warner, Town Council, Chamber of Commerce, PTA, and she began the Miss Penasquitos Pageant. Many hearts were touched by Gael through her love of volunteering. 

Gael's greatest and most rewarding part of her life was her family. She was a fun loving person who's dedication to her husband, daughters and grandchildren was apparent in many ways. Gael always wanted the best for her family and she and Dana worked hard to provide a beautiful life for the ones they loved. 

Gael is remembered with love by her husband, Dana Wyant, of 41 years, daughters, Holly (Jeff) and Amber (Daniel), grandchildren, Joshua, Gavin, Braeden, Ashlie, Anthony, DJ, and Ashlee...and her beloved dog Ginger.  

GAEL'S "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM,  Emanuel Faith Church, 639 E 17th Ave. Escondido, CA 92025.  A post memorial reception will be held at a nearby residence. Details and directions will be given at the service.            

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Gael's family has requested...

1) Turn up the music in your car,  Yell at the T.V. during an NFL game, Read a novel for the 1st or 100th time, Walk barefoot more often, Be the jokester among your friends, Love your family and friends with all your heart.

2) Please consider making a donation to one of Gael's passions, the San Diego Zoo. Donations, in her honour, will help the Children's Zoo thrive!

Memorial donations in memory of Gael may be made to: San Diego Zoo, ATTN: Lacy Lee (Development), PO Box 120551, San Diego, CA 92112. **Note with check: In memory of Gael Wyant, Children's Zoo Project.                                                                                                                               

PHOTOS REQUESTED: Gael's family would like to collect photos from family and friends for a celebration video. Please send your photos (5 max) to Holly and Amber at loveforgael@gmail.com, by March 15, 2019.                                                                                                

Posted by Darlene Hart on March 29, 2019
Gael we met through your wonderful grandson Josh, my son Jake & Josh have had many adventures together. And will have many more and I ask that you always watch over them when they do their Indiana Jones adventures. I will miss running into you,
Ginger & Dana @ Vons, but I will always remember your smile. Rest now my friend.
Posted by Cindy Lee on March 4, 2019
I am sooo sorry to hear this news about Gael's passing. I remember her having so much fun riding on the Bahia Belle Boat all the way across to the other side. I think she was just using a cane to walk around at that time, or maybe even a walker. She was smiling ear to ear...sooo happy to be riding outside at night...even though it was pretty cold that night all the way to the other hotel!
Posted by Carl Villarreal on February 24, 2019
I'm saddened to hear of Gael's passing. I knew her from our high school days at Clairemont High, and always remembered her as vibrant, loving and friendly to everyone. Her warm smile and friendly manner were contagious. Condolences to her family, and may she rest in peace.
Posted by Katherine McBride on February 22, 2019
I met you at your beautiful daughter Amber’s wedding and you were holding your sweet little dog. You gave me a hug and I could see the kindness in your eyes and the grace in your stance. You raised a caring, compassionate and thoughtful daughter in Amber. I do know this, you loved and were loved in return, and had a heart for animals and nature... you left too soon, may you Rest In Peace.
Katherine McBride

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