Gay went home to heaven on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at her home in Pella surrounded by her family at just 56. She left behind many who loved her: her husband, Arvin; her three children and their spouses: Jessica and Iwan Williams, Brad and Erikka Ter Louw, and Annie and Ben Helland; five grandsons: Gavin, Elliot, and Harrison Williams, Emery Ter Louw, and Jackson Helland; her parents, Donald and Donna Visser; her brothers: Randy and Sue Visser and Gary Visser both of Pella; and her sisters Sharla and Mike Brooks of Tracy and Lisa and Brian Metcalf of Pella.
She was preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Apollas and Dorothy Ter Louw and her brother-in-law, Dave Kruse.
A memorial service was held Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Third Reformed Church in Pella. Burial took place at the t’Lam Cemetery. The Garden Chapel handled the arrangements.