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Gail Marie Davis (nee Johnson)
  • January 18, 1950
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  • March 11, 2020

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Gail Marie Davis, (nee Johnson) Major, US Army Ret.

Born 18 January 1950 in Milwaukee, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on 11 March 2020, at her home in Ft. Myers.

Gail’s first love was her family. She is survived by her children, Theresa (Alan) Wilson, Rick Becker, Jim (Jenny) Becker, and Staci (Alex) Main. Her Grandchildren, Hilary (Clay), David (Cloie), Tony, and Shane (Lindsey), Taylor, Madylin, Hannah, Brady, and Mallory. Great-grandchildren Oaklyn, Jaxon, and Danika.

Gail attended nursing school as a young single mom, earning her RN and then spending many years of her career in the operating room. She was also a proud serving member in the US Army both as a Reservist and eventually Active Duty.

Gail loved baseball, was a softball player, an avid reader, piano player, music lover and had a special talent for crocheting. In fact, she took great pleasure in creating and gifting over 100 afghans across the US, England and Ireland.

Anyone who met Gail, knew her love of dogs, golden retrievers especially. During her time in Ohio, she was an active member of the local Golden Retriever Rescue Assoc.

The Army took her to many locations including Germany and Alaska, two places she adored and made lifelong friends. After she retired from Military service, having reached the rank of Major, she returned to Milwaukee. There she reconnected with family and friends, including her siblings, Mary (Bruce), Jim, and Tom (Judy).

Gail loved to travel and made it her mission to visit all 50 states, the final state Oklahoma, just last July!  She loved to drive and was always up for a road trip with the odd casino stop along the way.

Gail decided to escape the Midwest winters for sunnier days and relocated to Fort Myers, Florida the end of 2016.

Gail’s final resting place will be Arlington National Cemetery apropos of her dedicated military service. Date to be advised.


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  1. 20 Mar 2020
    dr ari perez p.t. lit a candle:
    Lit since March 20, 2020 at 3:04:34 AM

  2. 13 Mar 2020
    Kimberly Rose says:
    Gail,

    You were always an extension of our family. I have so many fond memories of you at our hole in Cleveland. My grandmother (Ginny Najpaver) adored you, your beautiful spirit and love of dogs (particularly golden retrievers).

    It meant the world to me that all three of my boys were blessed to have beautiful blankets you knitted with so much love.

    Please give Gram a big hug for me. I know she is anxious to welcome you with a brood of goldens.

    With Love,
    Kimberly (Kassor) Rose and family

  3. 13 Mar 2020
    John J Mulready says:
    To my Great Cousin Gail...our conversations will be sorely missed. Thank you for always being there to talk and for always making sure to give me a hard time for being a Chicago fan.

  4. 13 Mar 2020
    John J Mulready lit a candle:
    Lit since March 13, 2020 at 3:09:12 PM

  5. 13 Mar 2020
    Theresa Wilson says:
    Miss you beyond words, Mom. I’m relieved your suffering is over, but I’m sorry it had to happen to you in the first place - you didn’t deserve it.
    I will miss our trips, our laughs and the fact that I could always count on you for anything/anytime.
    RIP lovely Momma
    I love you
    Teri (Theresa)

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