(Olszewski ) Manfre

Gale Renee Manfre, 53, of Talent, Ore., passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her residence. Gale was born February 2, 1959, in Detroit, Mich., to Rudolph Stanley and Marie Josephine (Wizbowski) Olszewski.

Gale graduated from Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach, Fla. She received an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences from Denver Technical Institute.

Gale was most at peace with the mountains and in nature. She would see the same thing in nature over and over again and continue to be amazed at the beauty she saw. She had the most amazing connection with animals and created a safe environment for everyone around her.

She is survived by her husband, Christian D. Manfre; her brother, Greg Olszewski, of Houston, Texas; her sister, Karen (Jeff) Liebler; brother, Doug Olszewski, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and nieces and nephew, Michelle, Nichole, and Kevin, all of New Jersey.

Gale was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Josephine (Wizbowski) Olszewski, in 1989; and her father, Rudolph Stanley Olszewski, in 2006.

A celebration of Gale's life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Lithia Park at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland, Ore.

Arrangements are by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore. www.litwillersimonsen.com