Gaylynn Goodlett Reiter

June 5, 1963 - April 3, 2022

Gaylynn Goodlett Reiter, 58, beloved wife, sister, cousin, and aunt, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2022. She fought a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis which she persevered through even as it took her mobility and led to the complications that brought about her passing.

Gaylynn was born in Dallas, Texas, on June 5, 1963, to parents Steve Goodlett and Patsy Armor Goodlett. She graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas and Texas Women’s University with a BA in Art. On December 1, 2000, Gaylynn married Monty Reiter in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They lived in Frisco, Texas where she worked in the Medical and Insurance Industries.

Gaylynn was a gifted artist and decorator who also loved entertaining those around her when given the chance. As a child, Gaylynn took tap, ballet, and baton lessons with her sister, Ann. She sang in the Children’s Choir of Great Dallas and volunteered to be the Easter Bunny to entertain children at the local mall or park. She loved her children (two cats), the outdoors, the ocean, and classic Corvettes. Growing up, Gaylynn liked playing more with Matchbox™ cars than she did with dolls. Her first car was a red Camaro that she loved and used to travel back and forth to school in. Gaylynn traveled to Europe during high school summer break where she was able to see Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square. Gaylynn never met a stranger and could start a conversation with anyone at an event or grocery store. She always had a beautiful smile and personality to brighten your day.

Gaylynn is preceded in death by her mother: Patsy Goodlett; mother and father in-law: Marie and Buddy Reiter; sisters-in law: Janell Kupper and Doris Grewing; aunt: Nancy Neeld with husband Colonel Bobby Gene Neeld; and uncle: James Harry Armor Jr.

Gaylynn is survived by her beloved husband Monty Reiter; father: Steve Goodlett; sister: Ann Cossum with husband David and daughter Andrea; sisters-in-law: Margie Sicking and Jeanette Reiter; brothers-in-law: Johnny Reiter, Jimmy Kupper and Henry Grewing Jr.; cousins: Stephanie Winkler with husband Bruce and Robert Armor and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests tribute/memorial gifts to Dallas Arboretum or National Multiple Sclerosis Society at:

https://reservations.dallasarboretum.org/MembershipAndDonations.aspx?TributeOnly=True

https://mssociety.donordrive.com/campaign/Gaylynn-Goodlett-Reiter-Memorial

A private memorial for Gaylynn will be at a later date.

 

Please leave the family condolences and share your memories here for years to come.

 

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas Texas 75252

 

10 replies on “Gaylynn Goodlett Reiter”

Kevin McKnight says:

Prayers to The Family. That was a lovely Portrayal of Gaylynn and Her life. What an impressive Woman She grew up to be.

Monty Reiter says:

Kevin – thank you for the kind words and sharing your remembrance of Gaylynn.

Bambi Loftin says:

Gaylynn and I were friends in high school. Many fond memories of cruising White Rock Lake and Forest Lane! I have one special memory that is an example of the kind of person you have described. My father passed away in March of our senior year at BA. Of all the friends I contacted on the day that it happened, the one that dropped everything, came right over and stayed several hours, was Gaylynn. We lost touch after our freshman year of college but that memory has always stayed with me. I’m very sorry for your loss.

Monty Reiter says:

Bambi – Thank you for the sharing your lovely memory of Gaylynn.

Janette Hess says:

My condolences to Monty and family.

~~Janette Yosten Hess

Monty Reiter says:

Janette – thank you for thinking of us during this difficult time.

Gregory Woods says:

Hi Monty. I’m so sorry to hear this news. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. Please take care and be well.
Greg and Diana Woods

Monty Reiter says:

Greg and Diana – thank you so much for the support and prayers during this difficult time.

Joanne Madar says:

Monty, We were so saddened to hear about Gaylynn. She was always so sweet and caring everytime we had a conversation or met in person. She always remembered my birthday and made it a point to email me. She will be missed.

Monty Reiter says:

Joanne – thank you so much for the kind words and memory of Gaylynn – it means so much to me.

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