Gail Annette Kahler went home to be with her Lord on January 13, 2020, following a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.
Gail was born on March 29, 1949 in Pueblo, Colorado to Raymond and Ann Kahler, the eldest of two daughters. She grew up in the south Denver area, graduating from South High School, where her main interests were Girl Scouts, band, and theatre. She attended the University of Denver, earning both a bachelor's and master's degree. After starting out as a high school math teacher, she spent most of her professional career working in computer information systems in a corporate setting.
Gail met Jack Gooch, the love of her life, and they married in 1987. After they retired to Buena Vista in 1999, Gail quickly became involved in the Buena Vista Optimist Club, the Chaffee County Mammography Fund, Monarch Quilters, and the women's ministry at her church, ClearView Community. As a Colorado native, she was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan.
In addition to her husband Jack, Gail is survived by her sister, Karen (James) Clair; nieces, Suzanne (Shawn) Woolley, Carolyn (Christopher) Nenne; one great niece and five great nephews. She is also survived by three daughters by marriage, Eileen Gooch, Amy (Steve) Kaverman, and Mary (Steve) Leith, and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at ClearView Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to ClearView Community Church, P.O. Box 1336, Buena Vista, CO 81211 or to Buena Vista Optimist Club, P.O. Box 3044, Buena Vista, CO 81211.
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