George C. Gabriel (10/26/1928 - 01/13/2011)

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GABRIEL, George C.

On January 13, 2011, our Heavenly Father called home his servant, George C. Gabriel. He died in Big Timber, MT with his wife, Bonnie, at his side.

George was born on October 26, 1928, in Boise, Idaho to George M. and Elsie (Peterson) Gabriel. He served in the Army for three years then joined the Air Force for a total of 21½ years of military service. He married April 3, 1973 in Moses Lake, WA to Bonnie Schaible. He was active in the LDS church. Many will remember George fondly as the "Tootsie Roll Grandpa". He lived in the Greenacres area for 26 years before moving to MT to be closer to his sons.

George was active in Boy Scouts for 42 years. He helped more than 257 young men reach the rank of Eagle Scout. He also volunteered at Greenacres Elementary weekly while his youngest daughter attended school K-6 there. George and Bonnie were honored for their service when the school named the copy machine after them.

He will always be remembered for the big smile he always wore and his positive attitude.

He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; sons, Gene Gabriel and Ron Schaible of Montana; daughters Brenda of Idaho, Ann Marie of Indiana, Lena of Washington, Diane of South Dakota, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, April 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 23515 E. Boone Ave in Liberty Lake, WA.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2011
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