Gay Louise Eliason

Gay Louise Eliason

Madison – Gay Louise (Wallace) Eliason, passed away during the evening of May 9, 2019. She was born September 5, 1944, in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Harrison and Madeline Wallace.

Gay grew up on a dairy farm in Oil City, near Ontario, Wisconsin. She graduated from Brookwood High School and the University of Wisconsin in Madison for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. In addition to raising her family, she had a long and distinguished teaching career in mathematics at both the high school and middle school levels.

In her spare time and in retirement, Gay was an avid musician, gardener, baker, and lifelong learner. She was generous indeed, and in spirit. Gay made so many wonderful friends along her journey, all of whom loved and supported her until the very end.

She is survived by her children, Christopher (Michelle) Eliason and Karina (John) Gruber, her siblings, Ann Wallace, Jean Wallace-Baker (Owen Hoitomt), and Jon Wallace, her grandchildren, Ryan Gruber, and Jessica Gruber, and her nephew, Charles Baker.

A memorial service will be held at the FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, on Friday, May 24th, 2019, at 5:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Susan G. Komen of Wisconsin at, or 6527 Normandy Ln #201, Madison, WI 53719.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Services
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