Born December 9, 1961, Gail was the youngest of three daughters born to Frederick Philip and Carol Marie (Yeadt) Schmaelzle. She graduated in 1984 from Biola University with a B.S. in Christian Education. Gail taught with the Orange County Department of Education’s Community Home Education Program.She met her husband, Mark, on a blind date, and married April 27, 2001. They moved to Williamsburg that same year, and Gail became a mom – first with son Luke in 2004, and then with daughter Anja in 2007, both of whom were her greatest joys. If a successful life is measured by how well one loves and is loved, Gail’s was an enormous success. She had an unusual capacity for cultivating deep friendships characterized by authenticity and transparency. Her love for Jesus Christ was compellingly attractive. Her husband considered her his best friend. Despite the recurrence of breast cancer in 2016 that left her in chronic pain, the circle of people she loved continued to grow to virtually the last day of her life, March 28, 2018. Deuteronomy 30:19 reads: “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curses. Now choose life.” Gail chose life. Williamsburg Community Chapel will host both the viewing Friday April 6, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and the funeral service, Saturday, April 7, 2:00pm.
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
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