Bandon, OR - Gail Berry died May 20, 2021, at home in her apartment in Bandon, Oregon.
Gail was born November 20, 1941, in Iowa, to the late Calvin and Adele Huenemann.
Gail received her bachelor's degree from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and a Master's degree in early music from Stanford University. She led the Early Music Ensemble of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, while she was on the faculty there, and played and taught early music for many years.
Gail also taught piano to students of all ages throughout her life. After moving to North Carolina in 1987, she played viola with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, as principal violist for many years, as well as with the Concordia String Quartet. She also formed a catering company, Chefs-for-a-Day, with partner Bob Jones, while living on Oak Island. She greatly enjoyed providing good music and good food to her family and community.
She is survived by her son Karl Berry, brothers John Huenemann and Joel Huenemann, sister Mary LaBorde, and a large extended family.
At the request of her family, memorial donations may be made to the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, 5032 Randall Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28403, or online at wilmingtonsymphony.org