Gail D. (Birchfield) Jackson, 59, of 1628 8th Ave. N.W., a home health care nursing assistant, died of complications from pneumonia Thursday at a local hospital.
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Her memorial service is 2 p.m. today at Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Jackson of Great Falls; her mother, Julia Wilson of Great Falls; one daughter, Cheryl Chinadle-Kirkland of Great Falls; one son, Anthony Birchfield of Connell, Wash.; two stepsons, Shawn Jackson of Great Falls and Jimmy Jackson of Tri-Cities, Wash.; four sisters, Alice (Gaylord) Houle of Great Falls, Neta Percifield of Spokane, Wash., Lloyal Kennedy of Great Falls and Lori (Bob) Tourville of Green Bay, Wis.; two brothers, David Ryan of Great Falls and John Birchfield of Green Bay; numerous grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
Gail was born May 28, 1950, in Great Falls, where she was raised and educated; and married Gary Jackson on April 4, 1992. She lived in Washington State for several years as well as in Guatemala for a short time.
In addition to being a certified nursing assistant, she had worked in various other fields. She attended Vineyard Christian Fellowship and enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking, baking, traveling, her cats, and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Birchfield; and her father, Randall Birchfield.
Condolences may be posted online at www.chapelofchimesfunerals.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.
Published in Great Falls Tribune from Apr. 17 to Apr. 20, 2010