Obituary: Gayle Arlene DeCarlo

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Gayle Arlene DeCarlo

Gayle Arlene DeCarlo

Gayle Arlene DeCarlo, 84, of Franklin and formerly of North Hills, California, passed away April 1, 2020. 

Mrs. DeCarlo was born in North Hollywood, California to the late Chet and Rosemary DeCarlo. 

After growing up in Southern California and having a career at The Walt Disney Studios, she moved cross country to Tennessee after retirement. It was there she settled in Franklin and enjoyed gardening and joining many social groups, including a gardening club.

She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Kenneth Huffine. Gayle is survived by her sons, Jeff Sweitzer of California and Glenn (Debbie Carroll) Sweitzer of Franklin; sister, Carolyn Huffine of Santa Maria, California; granddaughter, Parker Sweitzer of Orlando, Florida; and her beloved dog, Mousse. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to to go towards a park bench memorial and beautification in her neighborhood. You can also reach out to Glenn Sweitzer at

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.