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In Memory Of
Class of 1974
Passed Jun 12, 2013
Class of 1967
Passed Jun 13, 2018
family man he came to be.
Class of 1969
Passed Jul 18, 2017
Class of 1963
Passed Dec 06, 2018
after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Born in Chicago IL on January 24,
1944, to Lois (Tatter) and Samuel Rutherford McDill, a Baptist minister. Laurel spent
her childhood in the Chicago area. The family moved to Watsonville, California in
1961 where Laurel graduated from Watsonville High School in 1963. In April 1964, Laurel
married Bruce D. Gephart of Dolton, IL. They settled in Illinois and raised two
children. In 1975 the family moved to Morgan Hill, California. Laurel received a
Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and later a Masters in Education
from Santa Clara University.
Laurel worked in elementary education in the Morgan Hill, CA school district. She
loved shaping young minds and being in the classroom. Laurel taught at El Toro
Elementary until she retired in 2013 after almost 30 years in the classroom.
Laurel attended Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church for four decades. Laurel was
fortunate to have had many opportunities to travel the world on church-related
mission and family vacations. Laurel lived in Morgan Hill CA from 1975 to 2017. In
2017, she moved to Williamsport, TN to be closer to her son Stephen and his family.
A celebration of her life will be held at Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church 16970 de Witt
Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037 on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 12:00 PM. A reception will be
held in the church fellowship hall following the celebration.
Laurel is survived by her son Stephen (Nola) Gephart of Franklin, TN and their four
children, Garrett, Brett, Trent, and Nola K. Her daughter Laura (Daniel) Libby of
Orcutt, CA and their four children, Wesley, Arielle, Destiny, and Michael. Her sister
Carol (Robert) Misson and brother Brik (Lynn) McDill.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations to Moody Bible Institute or Cancer
Care be made in Laurel’s name. If you have any memories that you’d like to share
with Laurel’s family, please write them up and bring with you to the celebration to deposit in the memory box.
Class of 1965
Passed Jan 30, 2017
Class of 1979
(Passed date unknown)
Class of '81
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IONA, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
I WOULD LIKE THE YEARBOOK IF YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN IT AWAY.