Gail Ann Taber

Born: Tue., Nov. 19, 1946
Died: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Private Interment

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 01, 2020
Location: Pendleton Baptist Church

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Gail Ann Taber Gail Ann Taber, age 73, died on January 28, 2020 at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland several days after undergoing major surgery. Gail was born on November 19, 1946 in Yakima, Washington to Henry and Savanna Taber. The family moved to Prineville, then to Prairie City, and finally to Long Creek, Oregon. Gail attended school in Long Creek from grades 1-12. She graduated from Long Creek High School in 1965. After high school graduation Gail attended and graduated from the Pendleton School of Beauty in Pendleton. That started a lengthy and varied career. She worked in Beauty Shops in Milton-Freewater, La Grande, Grants Pass, and Long Creek, before finally landing permanently in Pendleton in 1983. Gail had two families, her biological family and her church family, that she cared for very deeply. Gail’s faith carried her through many challenges. She survived numerous ailments in her lifetime, but anyone who knew her would tell you that she lived in pain with a smile on her face. As one friend said, “Gail never leaves two things at home, Jesus and a smile”. She rarely asked anyone for help, but was always ready to help those in need. Gail especially loved the children. Although she did not have children of her own, she “adopted” her niece and nephew and her great niece and nephews. She treated them as her own, as she did the children of her many friends. Auntie Gail will be remembered fondly by a great number of children. Gail was preceded in death by her Father, Mother, and brothers Daniel and Doyle. She is survived by brother Ed and wife Terri; niece Amy Dyer and husband Dan; nephew John and wife Kimberli and their children Alec, Collin, and Chloe, all of Pendleton. She is also survived by a multitude of very special friends. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Pendleton First Baptist Church, 3202 SW Nye Ave, Pendleton, Oregon, with Pastor Paul Parker officiating. Private Burial will be held at the Long Creek Cemetery. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guestbook at

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wanda alanis
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
sorry my dear friend on the passing of your sister you and your family
are in my prayers

Jim & Sally Christensen
   Posted Thu January 30, 2020
Gail was a very special friend who has left a forever imprint on our hearts. We cannot express enough the love and compassion she showed to everyone. She 'kept us all in line' at PBC, organizing church cleaning days and work parties, leading worship in her special way that pulled everyone together, loving on all of us with kindness, and weighing in on issues in a calm and thoughtful manner. I know she is singing with Jesus now and so deserves it, but we miss her greatly. We love you, Gail!

Sandy Ott
   Posted Wed February 05, 2020
Gail was one of the sweetest persons. She went through a lot of health issues but she never let them get her down. Her positive attitude was infectious. RIP Gail

Judy Ashcraft
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
I just found out that my dear friend Gail has passed on and is with the lord. Gail and I became friends attending beauty school. I am heartbroken at the loss of my dear friend but know we will see each other again. We were so blessed having our life paths cross. Rest well my dear friend.

Harold and Jo Moore
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
Have just learned of this beautiful friends passing. Such a love for The Lord and always there to serve . Pendleton and her many friends have lost a treasure but Heaven has gained a wonderful addition to The choir. Loved your wonderful spirit Gail. Harold and Jo

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