Gail Arnold (1933 - 2013)

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Gail Marie McGowan Arnold

October 23, 1933 - March 5, 2013

YACHATS - Gail Arnold, 79, of Yachats, OR was born in Astoria and moved to Pilot Rock at age 10 with her parents Warren and Mamie and brother Gerald. After Graduating from Oregon State, Gail taught in Stayton where met and later married Bob Arnold who was back from serving in the US Navy and attending Oregon State. They were married for 55 years and had two children, JoAnne and John who live in the Portland area.

Gail taught Home Economics at McNary High School in Keizer, was a 4-H leader and the organist at Keizer Community Church. Gail and Bob loved to take family camping trips around Oregon and Canada with longtime friends who dubbed themselves The USA Fishing Team.

After retirement, they traveled quite a bit, enjoyed wintering in Yuma with their "snowbird" friends, and moved to Yachats and were involved in many organizations. Gail's favorite was the ladies sewing club.

Gail was preceded in death by her brother Gerald McGowan. A memorial service will be held at Yachats Community Presbyterian Church Saturday, March 9th at 2:00 and private burial at Willamette National Cemetery later. In Gail's memory, contributions can be made to Young Life.

Published in StatesmanJournal on Mar. 7, 2013
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