July 20, 1956 - July 23, 2019
Sylvia “Sam” Imelda Gabel, of Alba, TX and formerly of Dallas, TX passed away June 23, 2019 in Tyler, TX. Sam was born July 20, 1956 in Zweibrucken, Germany and was preceded in her passing by her devoted mother, Ingrid King Gore(Kroll), Sugar, her beloved parrot and feathered companion of over 35 years, as well as many other extended family and friends. Sam was a lively personality who had an entrepreneurial spirit in every opportunity she became involved in. She grew up in Dallas and graduated from Hillcrest High School after which she attended Richland College. She was the owner and operator of several businesses throughout her life. Sam’s ability to always be a support to others started at a young age and many of her friends from high school remained close and treasured to the day that she passed. She was a loving, joyful, devoted and loyal lady with a gorgeous and light-up-the-room smile, Sam will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Sam is survived by her step-son whom she loved dearly, Shane Peterman and wife, Erica; father, Jerry W. Gabel(Jean) of Livington, LA; stepfather, Gary Gore of Alba, TX; brother: Lance Gabel; sisters: Chandra Gabel, Pamela Gabel Vicars, and Elen Gabel Mundheim; precious grandchildren: Isabella Grace and George Rhett Peterman; stepbrother, Danny Wayne Gore as well as many loving extended family and friends, including her family in Zweibrucken, Germany. A Celebration of Sam’s life and legacy will be held at 11:00am, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel where the family would like everyone to share their favorite memories and stories of Sam’s influence in their life. In honor of her love for all animals and animal rescue, donations can be made in memory of Sam to Awwdoptable a local Dallas area Animal Rescue, PO Box 570103, Dallas, TX, 75357.
Sylvia “Sam” Imelda Gabel, of Alba, TX and formerly of Dallas, TX passed away June 23, 2019 in Tyler, TX. Sam was born July 20, 1956 in Zweibrucken, Germany and was preceded in her passing by her devoted mother, Ingrid King Gore(Kroll),... View Obituary & Service Information
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