Gail C. Smith |

Gail C. Smith

Friends and family of Gail C. Smith plan to gather to bury her ashes at the White Hill (Hillcrest) Cemetery in Carbondale, on Tuesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Mrs. Smith, 76, of Carbondale, and formerly of Chicago, passed away Jan. 25 at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.

She was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Chicago, to Carl and Libby Smith (deceased) of Chicago and Carbondale.

A graduate of Kalamazoo College, Mich., Gail was a teacher. Gail taught in Alsip and Oak Lawn, Ill., California, Aspen, Bermuda, England, France and Japan. She was a former employee of Colorado Mountain College.

She was an artist, skier, environmentalist, outdoor advocate and a lover of music. She was a “woman for all seasons.”

Survivors include brothers William Smith of Orland Park, Ill., and Charles (Colette) Smith of Marlow, England; cousins Jack Sebesta of Carbondale and Madeline Oakley; five nephews and nieces; and five great-nephews and -nieces.

She was preceded in death by cousin Edith Rhodes.

Contributions may be sent to the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, 645 Main St., Carbondale, CO 81623; or Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association, care of John Stickney, 76 Seven Oaks Road, Carbondale, CO 81623.

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