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Gale E. Havens
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October 09, 2013
It was an honor to have worked with you and to call you friend. You will be greatly missed R.I.P Gale. Our prayers are with your family.
October 08, 2013
Gale, I remember the days on Moran when I was Aunt Ruby to the Haven children and you mother was Ma Havens to my Hindt children. We were not related but were really good friends and that is the best. My heartfelt sympathy to all your family.
Aunt Ruby
October 08, 2013
Gale you are my favorite
cousin I will miss talking to you. May you find peace and Nancy. You always said Goodbye Sis I love you Goodbye Gale I love you too. Sleepwell
October 07, 2013
Well Gale you are one of a kind , when it came to knowing how to service any thing that flew and parked at the base or the voice that could make a young airmen cry(1 time) or a friend with a big heart that always wanted to know how you and your family were doing. When you left T.A. It was a loss for all of us . I loved working the air shows with you always confident I could go to you with any question and it would be answered . We'll my friend this is goodbye I will think of all good times.
October 07, 2013
I have many memories from the younger years and the old neighborhood on Moran. Our families were very close growing up and lots of good memories. The years may have past, we all went our separate
ways, but we will always have the fond memories of childhood. Your time has come to reunite with all your love ones who have gone before you. RIP Gale....Hello to Ma and Pa, Virgil and Nancy...You are all in my thoughts and prayers
October 07, 2013
Some of the best memories I have ever had on a TDY were with you Gale, you were always someone who would go out of his way to help others and you will be missed by us all!

Rest in Piece...
October 07, 2013
Know for certain we never lose the people we love and admire, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love and friendship leaves an indelible imprint in all of our memories. Find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared Gale's friendship.
October 07, 2013
Rest in peace gale. Condolence's to you Russell
October 07, 2013
Gale, My Buddy, You will be missed by myself and all. I will never forget all the memories that we shared, you will be in my heart forever.
October 07, 2013
RIP my friend, your jouney is complete job well done.
Chris&Elena
October 07, 2013
Gale, the first time I saw you was marshalling airplanes with your own style, class, and flair. It was great! So was working with you in the 135 and BRAC days. I'll miss you.
October 07, 2013
Gale,
My old friend, guys like you and I are not very good at moments like this, we are better suited to say "so long" rather than than "goodbye". I will say this "you are a real friend" for as you and I know all to well "real friends step in when the rest of the world steps out."

So long my friend.
October 07, 2013
Gale, Every day for the last month I have thought of a new act of kindness or generosity that you performed for some else. You were one of the most giving people I have met in my life. I have great memories of working with you! My favorites are of you marshalling airplanes. You truly were the dancing bear. Carolyn and I miss you already.
October 07, 2013
Our time here on Earth is limited. Treasure friendships...those long lasting friendships, as they are the silky strands of gold weaved into your life. "Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold".

R.I.P. Gale Havens?...you are a silky strand of gold in my life. Rest easy, my friend. Thank you for your loyal friendship. You will remain in my heart forever. <3 Shelly (a.k.a. 'Sis')
October 07, 2013
Sorry for the loss.
October 07, 2013
Rest in Peace my friend.
Our lives are built upon a framework

The framework of privilege and freedom

Purchased through the blood, sweat and tears

Of our soldiers, these brave men and women

A soldier's heart has known courage

For they've placed liberty before their own life

And in solemn decision committed

To preserving the rights due mankind

Leaving the comfort and safety of loved ones

Entrusted with a high and noble purpose ...

For a soldier's honor doesn't end with their death

HONOR becomes their eternal legacy

An inheritance left to this earth and mankind...
October 07, 2013
The last airplane has been parked, and now it is time for you to rest.Glad to have known you Gale. You were truly one of kind. May God bless your family and keep them in their time of sorrow.
October 07, 2013
Rest in Peace my friend.

"Our lives are built upon a framework

The framework of privilege and freedom
Purchased through the blood, sweat and tears

Of our soldiers, these brave men and women

A soldier's heart has known courage
For they've placed liberty before their own life

And in solemn decision committed
To preserving the rights due mankind

Leaving the comfort and safety of loved ones

Entrusted with a high and noble purpose ..."

"For a soldier's honor doesn't end with their death

HONOR becomes their eternal legacy
An inheritance left to this earth and mankind..."
October 07, 2013
I was gifted to have known Gale from working at Selfridge ANGB. He will be missed by many of us.
John R. Clouse SMSGT Retired USAF/ANG
October 07, 2013
The memories and the stories you provided us over the years will live forever. Whenever I would see Gale we always greeted each other with a fist bump. I'll always remember our last fist bump as I exited your hospital room that Friday night. Rest in peace friend.

Johnie Rose (AKA) Jet-Man
October 07, 2013
I have so many great memories of our time working together at Selfridge in Transient maintenance, and the 927th. You will be missed by you're friends and family. Rest in peace my friend.
October 07, 2013
Sorry for your loss and I am praying for guys
October 06, 2013
Love you and miss you Big Lion, Keep Roaring.
-Simba
October 06, 2013
Gale, your life on earth was cut too short but your memory will live on in those who loved and knew you. Thank you for being a good friend to my dad and for being there for my family. I will always remember the time I spent at your house, your Easter egg hunts, and my high school graduation dinner. You were a great person and you will be truly missed. Love, one of the 3 ducks - Christina
October 06, 2013
Rest in peace Uncle Gale. I will always cherish the time we spent with you and have fond memories of Easter egg hunts and family picnic days at Selfridge. You will be missed.
October 06, 2013
Always known to my sisters and I as Uncle Gale, I will treasure all the great memories I have, from when I was younger and going to your Easter egg hunts till now when I'm older and you attending my wedding. You were very special to our family and will be greatly missed.
October 06, 2013
You will be missed but never forgotten!
October 06, 2013
For My Uncle

In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it's the memories of you that are the most precious.

By Lamaretta Simmons
October 06, 2013
Farewell my friend!you will be missed deeply this poem is in your honor, Gale.
Do not Stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not Sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond twinkle on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gental autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifing rush
Of quiet birds In circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not Die.
October 06, 2013
Gale would give you the shirt off his back if he was your friend and I would like to consider myself in the good company of Gales many many friends. Rest easy MSgt Havens, you will surely be missed but not ever forgotten.

"Timmy"
October 06, 2013
RIP Gale, it was a pleasure to have known you. I will think about the crazy survivors party after the Flint Air Show all those years ago & laugh. I know you had some rough times but those are gone now & I know you are at peace. Thoughts & prayers going out to your family & friends.
October 05, 2013
MSgt Havens was a great Anerican Airmen who cared about those he led. He was a funny, kind man. I am honored to have served with you! You will be missed.
October 05, 2013
RIP Gale. The good times will always remembered. You were a big part of the 305th family
October 05, 2013
Glad to have spent so much time with you, great learning experience and loads of fun.See ya on the other side Love Danny
October 05, 2013
You became part of our family. Lions games and Thanksgiving will never be the same. I will miss being called sis, our chats and your company. Al has no words...but that's because you already know how he felt about you. You were loved and will be missed.
October 05, 2013
To a Fellow L'anse Creuse High School Mate, as my heart is saddened :') such a loss, he Will be Missed by many, Gale has seen and done so much in 30 years of his life for his family and for his country I am at loss for words... Rest In Peace Gale Haven
October 05, 2013
To a Fellow L'anse Creuse High school mate, as my heart is saddened :') such a loss, he Will be Missed by many, Gale has seen and done so much in 30 years of his life for his family and for his country I am at loss for words... Rest In Peace Gale Haven
October 05, 2013
Gale, Rest in Peace My Friend. You taught and showed me a lot as we worked together in T/A. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
October 05, 2013
A great friend of 33 years who taught me a lot. I had hoped we would be able to spend time in retirement checking out local restaurants like in earlier times for that good SOS breakfast. I know you'll be looking down on us and whenever I hear thunder I'll know you're raising heck with someone.
October 05, 2013
To the Havens Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of Gale bring you comfort.
October 05, 2013
Rest in Peace Gale. You were a good and loyal friend to all who knew you. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers as well as your family
October 05, 2013
Rest Gale. Mission Accomplished.
927th Comm/Nav
October 05, 2013
I have truly lost a great friend and military brother. Gale you will be missed by SO many. I know your at peace now. Love ya Brother. You and many memories of will always be in my heart. Till we meet again my friend.

"Cat" and Family
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