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Gaylia Birch

Gaylia Joyce Birch (Irvin)

Wednesday, December 14th, 1938 - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
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Obituary

Gaylia Joyce (Irvin) Underwood Birch, 81 of Cross Plains, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 surrounded by her family in Midland, Texas. She was born on December 14, 1938 in Eastland County, Texas to the late Loron and Alice (Flowers) Irvin. She attended schools in Rising Star and Cross Plains, Texas. Gaylia married Gordon Lee Underwood in 1956 and were married until his death in 1987. She later married Alfred William Birch, Jr. and enjoyed 26 years of marriage. She enjoyed square dancing, playing dominoes, traveling and visiting with family and friends. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends and all that knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband Alfred William Birch, Jr. of Cross Plains, Texas, Son and Daughter in-Law Gayle & Brandy Underwood of Palmer, Texas; Son and Daughter in-Law Gregg and Linda Underwood of Midland, Texas; Grandchildren: Jacob Underwood and his wife Courtney from Killen, Texas; Alysha Underwood and her husband Jason Harrington, Jr from Odessa, Texas; Savannah Underwood from Palmer, Texas and Kate Lynn Underwood and her fiancé Johnny “Angel” Sanchez from Midland, Texas; Great Grandchildren: Odin, Hayden and Shiloh Underwood; Jason Wyatt Harrington, III and soon to be born Aubrey Lynn Harrington May 2020. She is also survived by her Brother-In-Law Harvey and his wife Helen Birch and a Sister In-Law Joanne Luce all of Austin Texas.
A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, February 01, 2020 from 12 pm till 2PM followed by a Celebration of Life to be held at the chapel of Higginbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains, Texas at 2PM. Interment will follow at the Cross Plains Cemetery. Pallbearers; Savannah Underwood, Kate Underwood, Jacob Underwood, Jason Harrington Jr, Johnny Sanchez, Dawn Hanson and Walt Miller, David Ledbetter.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    309 Northeast 4th Street
    CROSS PLAINS, TX 76443
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    309 Northeast 4th Street
    CROSS PLAINS, TX 76443
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Cross Plains Memorial Park
    Address
    CROSS PLAINS, TX

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Jan Robertson

Posted at 11:26am
I am sorry to hear of Gaylia’s passing. We worked together for several years in Ozona. May your pain of loss heal quickly so that you can remember only the good times you shared with her.
Jan Robertson
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Sue Prewitt

Posted at 01:51pm
Prayers for each of you during this difficult time. Sue Prewitt and families
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Sherry Irvin Clements & family

Posted at 11:06am
Gaylia was a special person, and she will be missed in so many ways. Prayers for all.
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Matt Schuen

Posted at 08:16am
Gayle, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
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Jason and Jennifer Harrington

Posted at 02:19pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time and hoping that you find peace and comfort.
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