Gail Anne George

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Gail Anne (Goldsmith) George

Gail Anne (Goldsmith) George, age 80 of Barron, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 28, 2018 surrounded by family at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born May 1, 1938 in Cumberland to Hartell (Goldie) and Yvonne Goldsmith, and Gail was the oldest of five children.  After graduating from Cumberland High School in 1957, she worked at 3M for five years.  
Gail met the love of her life, Lyle George and they were married on January 5, 1963 in Wyoming, Minnesota. They had two children, Paul and Patty.  They were married for 44 years, until Lyle’s death in 2007.
Gail was a fun-loving wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend.  She loved being in the country and helping on the farm.  Besides farm chores, being a housewife was something she was very proud of.  Gail loved to read and do crossword puzzles.  She was also blessed with an amazing memory of years gone by.  
Surviving are children Paul (Julie) George of Barron and Patty (Mark) Baribeau of Rice Lake, grandchildren Brittany George of Clayton, Bailee George of Barron and McKenna George of Barron, Randy (Jason Iselt) Hecht of Texas, Cassie (Tim) Botty of Missouri, four great-grandchildren, Landon and Lane Hecht of Barron, Luke and Eva Botty of Missouri, sister Mary Olson-Goldsmith of Cumberland, brothers Tom (Debbie) Goldsmith of Cumberland and Joe (Mary) Goldsmith of Eau Claire, also many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as very special friends.
Gail was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Ronnie Hecht and a brother Bill Goldsmith.
Funeral services for Gail George will be Friday, August 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church in Barron with Rev. Mary Anne Conklin officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron and one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday morning.  Burial will be at Wayside Cemetery in Barron.
Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron.  Online condolences can be made at  



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