OBITUARY ~ VIRGINIA "GINGER" GAULE
Services for Ginger GAULE, 60, of Des Moines, IA, who died Sunday, January 3, 1999 at Mercy Medical Center, were
held Thursday, January 8, 1999, at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Des Moines with Reverend Paul BAWDEN officiating.
Pallbearers were Jess HETHERINGTON, Chad BEVERIDGE, Tracy McAVOY, Rob HOFFMAN, Dan SWANK and Bob BARNHILL.
Burial was in the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Virginia GAULE, the daughter of Merle and Gladys (McCARTY) REYNOLDS, was born November 7, 1938 in Ringgold County.
She attended school in Mount Ayr, IA.
Ginger married Raymond GAULE September 7, 1956 and to this union four
children were born: Terri, Lisa, Dale and Doug.
Ginger was a homemaker and will be remembered for her love of
flowers and nature.
Survivors are her husband, Raymond; daughters, Terri (David) BARNHILL of Des Moines and
Lisa (Bruce) BRECHTAL of North Liberty, IA; sons, Dale and Doug GAULE of Des Moines; 14 grandchildren; sisters:
Dorothy CAMPBELL of Fremont, NE, Ramona BRAND and Roena DREDGE of Mount Ayr and Jean ROBERTSON of Diagonal, IA;
brothers: Burl REYNOLDS of Aurora, CO, Frank REYNOLDS of Tingley, IA and Ronald REYNOLDS of Earlham, IA; and many
nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother John and her father-in-law Melvin GAULE.
Ginger's son dale used this poem in describing his mother:I MEANT TO DO MY WORK TODAY
I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field
And all the leaves were calling me,
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand -
So what could I do but laugh and go?
~ Richard Le Gallienne
Submission by Ann Wyer, July of 2012
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