Gail Joyce Egner passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 66 this 25th of November. She was cared for lovingly by family and friends.
On February 13th, 1951 Gail was born in Portland Oregon, to Clarence and Elaine White. The youngest of four siblings, she enjoyed growing up and playing with family and friends around their home on Ambleside Drive. Its nature spots were a perfect backdrop for many adventures, games, and outings. She graduated from Gresham High School and continued her education at Mt. Hood Community College. She spent the majority of her career working as a legal assistant and this is where she met her future husband, Richard Egner.
Gail lived her entire life in the Gresham area and became an active member of the community. She loved attending the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival and other musical and theatrical events. She and her husband were longtime members of a wine tasting group. She was a faithful and active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. But it was through her children she became a real fixture of the community, serving on countless school committees and groups that helped enhance their education and local schools. Gail's devotion to her children was endless. Family meant everything to her and if she wasn't volunteering at a school or church event she could usually be found with her sister and best friend, Joan, enjoying a meal, a cup of coffee, or just good conversation. She never missed a holiday with her family, loved animals, especially her dogs, and collected angels. She was smart, devoted, quick witted, funny, caring, beautiful and a fighter.
Gail is preceded in death by her husband Rich and her brother Larry. She is survived by her dear children Jonathan and Elizabeth and step-children Craig and Corey (Gail Boger.) She will lovingly be remembered by her brother Jim (Ellen) White, sister Joan (Bob) Stone and sister in law Kathleen White. Many nieces and nephews carry on the memory of their beloved Aunt.
A celebration of Gail's life was held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday December 2nd at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Provision Project.