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Gail Marie (Blush) Williams

June 7, 1936 November 24, 2018
Gail Marie (Blush) Williams
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Gail Marie (Blush) Williams passed quietly in the presence of family and friends on Saturday November 24, 2018. Gail had spent the last three years at McMinnville’s Life Care facility after an aneurysm and stroke.

Gail was born June 7, 1936 in Compton California, the daughter of the late Adele (Langlois) Blush Terry and Harry Eugene Blush. She moved to Salem, Oregon in 1950 where she graduated from Salem High School in 1954. She attended Linfield College where she met and later married the late Kenneth Charles Williams.

She is survived by a sister, Shirley (Blush) Siefarth; three half-siblings, Lisa Blush, John Blush, and Harold Terry; stepmother, Loretta Blush; and sister-in-law Jean (Williams) Cothrell. Additionally, she is survived by four children, Brenda Kay (Williams) Westfall of Olympia, Washington; Kenneth Charles Williams, Jr of Dartmouth, Massachusetts; Gregg Allen Williams of Portland, Oregon; and Brent Lee Williams of Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

She is survived by six grandchildren: Donny Westfall and Colton Westfall of Olympia, Washington; Anna Marie Gerber-Williams of South Kingstown, Rhode Island; Delphina Gail Gerber-Williams of Chicago, Illinois; Bella Starr Williams and Eve Naveen Williams of Ardmore, Pennsylvania; and one great grandchild, Scout Willow Westfall, also of Olympia, Washington. In addition, she is survived by three nephews, one niece, and eight great nieces and nephews. She also had two nieces who are now deceased.

Gail was a homemaker in McMinnville, and then worked at Newby School in McMinnville as a para educator where she retired. She was a loving wife and mother, devoted to her family and a large group of local friends. She loved the Oregon coast, her grand kids, and traveling to see family. She was a great cook, and liked to entertain and visit family. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church and was involved with her husband with Linfield College. She and her husband Kenneth took Linfield College and Upward Bound Kids into their home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Friends of the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams Street, McMinnville, OR 97128. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls Street, McMinnville, on Saturday, January 19th 2019, at 1:00 PM. To leave condolences, visit

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1:00 PM 1/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

125 SE Cowls
McMinnville, OR 97128

First Baptist Church
125 SE Cowls McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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