The family of Gail Ann Savidge was by her side when she peacefully passed away on January 24, 2018. Gail was born into the family of Alfred L. and Gertrude P.H. (Demeter) Schienbein and brother Allen G. in Freeport, Illinois on January 20, 1933.
In 1939 their family moved to Galesburg, Illinois where Gail graduated from Galesburg High School in 1952.
She married Jack Lynn Savidge, they became parents to Carol Ann and Kim Marie.
Gail and Jack later divorced.
She went on to receive an Associate in Arts Degree at Carl Sandburg College in 1972.
Gail worked as an executive secretary at the Galesburg State Research Hospital in the psychology department and later transferred to the Decatur facility where she settled in Springfield, Illinois and lived for thirty years.
Gail and the girls enjoyed many adventures visiting sites throughout the United States. One place they liked to visit was Jackson Hole, Wyoming where eventually, both daughters met their husbands. Her international travels took her to England, Russia, the Alps with the Peoria Ski Club, through Canada, and a priceless trip to the Mediterranean with Carol and Kim in 2007. But, the lure and her love of the warm sunshine drove her back to her Florida condo every winter.
Gail had many interests. Her love of the arts led her to museums, libraries, and theatrical productions. She was a master gardener and belonged to the Springfield Garden Club, Newcomer’s Club and numerous bridge clubs. She was a past commander of the US Power Squadron, Springfield. She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church. Gail loved quilting, crafts, was a fine seamstress and an excellent cook.
Gail always said she’d love to live in Wyoming and when her health began to fail in 2016, she moved to Marbleton, Wyoming to be closer to family. She made many new friends at the Senior Center.
Gail was witty, fun-loving, adventurous, a loving and generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
Gail is survived by daughter Carol (Walt) Foster and grandchildren Josh (Tiffney) and their children Olivia and Katie, Ryan (Fern) and their children Maia and Sierra, and Jacob (Leah) ; and daughter Kim (John) Linn and grandchildren Chelsea, Adam (Karen) and their children Brody and Macie, Seth (Jamie) and their children Sylvia and Andrea; her sister-in-law Maria Schienbein, nephews David and Dean, and nieces Linda Quinn and Sandra Beer; and her beloved cat Calli.
If friends wish, memorial donations can be made to Southwest Sublette County Senior Center in Marbleton at P.O. Box 33, Big Piney, Wyoming 83113. Services for Gail will be held at a later date in the summer when the flowers are in bloom.
Condolences can be left at covillfuneralhome.com.