Gail Ivy Comstock Oakley

Gail Ivy Comstock Oakley

June 08, 1948 - December 08, 2022

Gail Ivy Comstock Oakley

June 08, 1948 - December 08, 2022


Gail Ivy Comstock Oakley passed away peacefully on December 8th, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her husband, family, and caring staff at the Providence Mission Hospital in Orange County, California.

She was born on June 8th, 1948 in Herkimer, New York, daughter of the late Bart and Joan Comstock. She attended school in Herkimer, NY and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She then moved to California to work as a buyer for a large department store and later moved into facilities management for multiple companies.

She met her husband, Richard Oakley, in 1994, and they recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Together they loved to ski, travel and were involved in the Trabuco Presbyterian Church.

Gail stayed active through long-distance walking, completing several half-marathons, loved to cook and was always trying new recipes.

Gail is survived lovingly remembered by her husband Richard Oakley of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, step-daughter Brooke Oakley Cherven (Chris) of Decatur, GA and two young grandchildren, Keegan James and Emily Oakley Cherven; her sister Lynn Comstock Barnhart (Chris) of Seattle, WA and four nieces and nephews Shauna Lockhart (Cody), of Jackson, Wyoming, Peter Walchenbach (Stephanie), Trevor Walchenbach, and Ava Barnhart of Seattle, WA, one great-niece, Amelia and two great-nephews, Callahan and Bode.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Leonard Cancer Institute at Providence Mission Hospital Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Dear friends and relatives,

For those of you who are not able to attend in person, or live overseas, you can watch Gail’s Celebration of Life livestreamed on the internet from the Trabuco Presbyterian Church (TPC) starting at 12:50 PM PDT.

The link to the TPC Facebook page is:

The link to the TPC YouTube Channel is:

Gail loved all of you and I trust you will remember her, as she was, in your life. I will always love her and will miss her forever.

Blessings to you all—

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: April 18, 2023 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Trabuco Presbyterian Church
  • Location: 31802 Las Amigas Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92679 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: April 18, 2023 (2:30 PM)
  • Venue: Dove Canyon Courtyard
  • Location: 31981 Dove Canyon Drive Dove Canyon, CA 92679 - (Get Directions)

Providence Mission Hospital Foundation

American Cancer Society

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6 responses to Gail Ivy Comstock Oakley

  1. Marlene Parker says:

    Gail was the daughter of my cousin Joan and the granddaughter of my mother’s eldest brother, Alfred.
    Gail was a beautiful kind and caring person. We corresponded for several years. We send our deepest sympathy and kind wishes to her husband. Sister Lyn and the rest of her family. Marlene & family UK x

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