Blue Earth Gaye Leone (Wirth) Nesbit, age 61, of Blue Earth lost her battle with ocular melanoma on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Dec. 30, 1951, in Akron, Iowa, to Al and Fran Wirth, of Blue Earth. She married the love of her life, Ron Nesbit, on Aug. 7, 1970, in Blue Earth. Gaye owned and managed Wirth Brothers Water Distributing, in Blue Earth. She was a loving and giving person. Her warmth and love touched all those that entered her life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and friend who will be deeply missed by all.
She is survived by her parents, Al and Fran; husband, Ron; sons, Dan (Jamie), of Byron, and Michael, of Blue Earth; daughter, Alicia (Brent) Murphy, of Blue Earth; brothers, Matt (Sharon) Wirth, of Coralville, Iowa, and Brett (Lisa) Wirth, of Frost; granddaughters, Brittney and Avrie Nesbit; grandsons, Zac and Nate Murphy; brother-in-law, Ross (Kathy) Nesbit, of Le Sueur; and mother-in-law, Millie Nesbit, of Blue Earth.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Richard Nesbit; and her grandmothers and grandfathers.
A celebration of her life was held at Hope United Methodist Church, in Blue Earth on Dec. 19, 2013. The Rev. Jan Crissinger-Clark officiated.
Consistent with Gaye's giving nature, she donated her body to the University of Minnesota for research.
Memorials can be given in care of Ron Nesbit to help off set medical costs incurred during this time.