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Gail E. Worth

Gail E. Worth, 67, passed away on November 23, 2015 at her home in Eagle River, Alaska. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Friday, December 11, 2015 at Gettysburg United Methodist Church, 101 E Garfield Ave, Gettysburg, SD.

Gail was born on August 10, 1948 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Wendell and Helen (Brumbaugh) Hanson. She grew up in Sioux Falls, graduating from Washington High and continued her education at South Dakota State University (SDSU).

Gail met David D. Worth while they were students at SDSU and they were married on the 21st of September 1968. As a military wife, Gail lived in many locations but the family was brought to Alaska in 1976, living on Fort Richardson until settling in Eagle River in December of 1980. Gail worked for the Federal Civil Service starting in 1977, starting in the Elmendorf Commissary and later in the Elmendorf Hospital, until medical retirement in 1999. She enjoyed spending her free time reading.

Gail's son, John said "It was only in my adult years, after leaving home, that I realized how blessed I was to have such a loving and strong role model in my life. I'll miss you, Mom."

Gail is survived by her husband, David Worth; sons, John Worth of Sioux Falls, SD and James Worth of Eagle River, AK; father, Wendell Hanson of Brandon, SD; brothers, Douglas Hanson of Nisland, SD, Gary Hanson of Sioux Falls, SD and Allen Hanson of Pine River, MN; sister, Martha Sewell of Valley Springs, SD.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Helen Hanson, whom passed away in June of 2015.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Alaska.

Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 4, 2015
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