Jessie Gale, a resident of Malibu since 1962, died Jan. 8. She was 90 years old.
Gale came to California from Wamego, Kan. in 1945. She graduated from the University of Kansas, where she met her husband, Alonzo Gale. She was an avid basketball player and fan.
Gale served the community in many capacities for 65 years and was recognized with the Citizen of the Year Award from Zev Yaroslavsky.
She died surrounded by family. She is survived by her two daughters, Wij Gale Galloway and Mary Gale Martin; four grandchildren, Alonzo Galloway, Chris Galloway, Marella Martin, and Meagan Martin; two great-grandchildren, Zoe Galloway and Alonzo Galloway, Jr.; and her brother, Russell Dawe of Glendale.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Old North Church at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Jan. 19 at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make gift remembrances to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the Santa Monica College Foundation for the SMC Orchestra.