Gayle H. Marlowe, 70

June 29, 2010

NOV. 8, 1939-JUNE 22, 2010

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Gayle H. Marlowe, 70, passed away from lung cancer on June 22, 2010.

Gayle was born Carole Gayle Hudgins in Mathews, Va., on Nov. 8, 1939, to Elizabeth and Carlton Hudgins.

Gayle is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Brian; four children; and seven grandchildren. They are: son, Tom St. Clair and his three children, Tommy, Tyler and Katherine; daughter, Leigh St. Clair and her daughter, Makayla Nielsen; son, Matthew Marlowe and his wife, Sally; and daughter, Rebecca St. Mary and husband, Scott, and their three children, Aiden, Julia and Lauren. She also is survived by sister, Matilda Anne Hawks; brother G.C. Hudgins and wife, Linda; G.C.'s sons, Chris and Matt; and a cousin, Vicki Pritchett.

A son, Brett Marlowe, preceded her in death.

She earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of Richmond in 1992. She was part owner and vice president of Bowers, Nelms and Fonville.


She volunteered on many boards and chaired Capital Hospice in Northern Virginia for two years, as well as Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Capital Hospice, 2900 Telstar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042 or to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910.

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