From College of Fine Arts and Communications
Art and Dance at Brigham Young University. Throughout her life she worked in retail and then traveled to Hollywood, California to work for Disney Studios. While working in California Garda Gay met Veldon Hodgson, who was serving in the Marine Corps. They married in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On April 8, 2013 Garda Gay passed away in Orem, Utah.