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In Memory

Gail J Jones

Gail Jeanne Jones
March 9, 1938 -  May 29, 2023

Gail Jones, age 85, died 5/29/23 at a local assisted living facility with her family by her side.

She was born in Virginia, the second child of Glenn and Margaret Sharp. The family moved to Missouri for most of her childhood and then to Fairbank, Alaska during her high school years.

She and her first husband returned to Alaska in 1969 with their three children. They later divorced and she went to work in the insurance industry. During her career, she earned many prestigious professional designations. She spent the majority of her career at Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. and retired from there in 1996.

She truly lived in her retirement, finding joy in travel, working on her cabin and making quilts for those she loved and for those who needed love. She donated hundreds of children’s quilts to local foster and hospital agencies.

Her ashes will be scattered in Talkeetna at a later date and she’ll be toasted with Diet Coke as we remember her love of games and sarcasm.

She is survived by Laura Jones (daughter), Cindy and Paul Dougherty (daughter and son-in-law), Kurt and Renee Behymer (son and daughter-in-law), Karen Boorman (sister-in-law), Lynn and Shelly Henry-Sharp (niece and wife), as well as Rachel Jones, Elisabeth Jones, Anna Osgood and her husband, Blake Osgood, Aaron Dougherty, Mary Dougherty, Katelyn Behymer (grandchildren) and Heloise Lisse, Elouan Lisse and Otis Osgood (great-grandchildren).

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Lee Sharp and her niece, Tracy Sharp.

Special thanks to her good friends Fran Strickland, Valerie Butler and Jan Benish who supported her in her final years after her stroke.


Obituary published by Jannsen's Mat-Su Funeral Homes in Palmer, AK

Anchorage Daily News on June 11, 2023, Anchorage, AK


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06/12/23 05:00 AM #1    

Fran Nickoloff (Strickland)

Oh Gail I miss you so  We were going to do so much together before you had the stroke  i guess we were lucky to have what time we had together, trips quilting lunches and working at Alyeska  take care i'll see you in the not to distant future.  Fran


06/12/23 08:11 AM #2    

Keith Burke

Oh my Goodness Gail Joe's was one of a kind.
I worked with Gail for 20 years, she was amazingng and a true Team player. The world is going to Miss you my Friend,. RIP

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