Gail V. Webb(1920 - 2013)

Gail V. Webb
Gail was born to Thomas and Lillian Webb Jan. 30, 1920, in Portland, Ore.
He is survived by Lena, his loving wife of 71 years; their children, Randall Webb of Eugene, Ore., Penelope Rosterolla of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Pamela Clement of Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Gail passed peacefully on Sept. 28, 2013.
He graduated from Klamath Union High School and joined the Navy, serving in the South Pacific during World War II.
Gail returned to Klamath Falls, where he worked for the Great Northern Railway while building his business that later became Webb-Wilson Insurance Agency.
He was active locally and regionally as the president of the Linkville Kiwanis Club and the Northwest governor of 20-30 clubs. He volunteered in many local activities, including formation of the first Moore Park Easter Egg Hunt and the state marble tournament.
Gail was a life member of the Masons, Lodge 77, Shriners, Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge. He served as president of the Klamath County Association and president of the Oregon Professional Insurance Agents. Gail was also voted Agent of the Year by the Oregon Professional Insurance Agents.
After retiring, he sold his business and pursued his passion for travel. With his motor home and car in tow, he and Lena toured virtually every state, including travel throughout Canada and Mexico. For a change of pace, they enjoyed ship cruses throughout the Caribbean as well. It was important for Gail and Lena to share at least one of their travel adventures with each of their grandchildren. Gail also participated in Labor Day campouts with "the guys" for more than 25 years.
In later years, Gail and Lena purchased a home in Yuma, Ariz., where they enjoyed warm winters away from Klamath Falls, played golf and shared good times with friends. Throughout the years, Gail always enjoyed special times with family and friends.
The Webb family wishes to thank Quail Park and their wonderful staff along with High Desert Hospice, Reverend Jacob Scott and the Guild of Zion Lutheran Church, and Dr. Rushton and her staff, and a special thanks to Jackie Wiseman through a difficult time.
If you wish to contribute, please direct contributions in memory of Gail to Zion Lutheran Church or High Desert Hospice.
A memorial service will be in Zion Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Oct. 18, 2013 on corner of High and North 11th streets in Klamath Falls with a reception to follow.


Published in Herald And News on Oct. 6, 2013