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Gail W. Timberlake
Date of Death: December 31, 1969
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Gail W. Timberlake Gail Williams Timberlake, beloved mother and friend, age 68, of Winchester, VA, died Saturday, January 14, 2012, at her home. She was surrounded by her family. Ms. Timberlake was born April 10, 1943 in Glen Cove, New York, the daughter of the late Allan Amar and Lois Williams. She graduated from North …
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public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I had the pleasure of working with Gail in the Public Defender's Office for nine years, and I came to treasure her as a dear friend. She loved to read and we often traded books. She did not think of herself as an artist, but her artistry was reflected in her lovely home and gardens (not to mention her cooking, a subject in itself). Her gardens were always works in progress, with flowers and shrubs coming and going, moving and shifting. At work, Gail showed such patience and compassion to the clients, no matter what their situations. Her long-going feud with another employee over the office temperature was a source of both frustration and laughs. It was like an episode of "The Office" as they alternated in turning the thermostat up and down, particularly when an exasperated Gail (who worked in the coldest part of the office, surrounded on two sides by old, leaky windows) had Bill construct a locked box over the thermostat--and her rival picked the lock with a paper clip and lowered the temperature! When Gail's beloved cat, Ron, died, Gail considered having him stuffed, but someone referred her to a taxidermist who was working with the then-new field of freeze-drying pets. As I recall, he had only worked with smaller animals up until then. Ron turned out so well that the taxidermist apparently decided to give his business some publicity because Gail was suddenly deluged with requests for interviews with local, national and worldwide media, including the Wall Street Journal, BBC, and even a Japanese news outfit! A TV crew from a national network even arrived at her door. Gail took it all in stride with her characteristic humor and grace. Gail was a wonderful hostess and amazing cook who loved to give dinner parties. I always thought that I did not like crab until I ate one of her crab cakes, just to be polite, and found out that I LOVED crab when it was fixed right! I also thought that I hated beans until I ate some of her black bean soup, just to be polite! Now her recipe is one that I treasure. She was a caring and compassionate friend and she will be sorely missed. -Claire Stuart-
Robin Wiley Hibble left a message on January 21, 2012:
In honor of Gail W. Timberlake, Robin Wiley Hibble lit a candle.
Patsy and Judge David Simpson (RET) left a message on January 20, 2012:
To Mark and Tyler and their families, The last time we saw Gail was two years ago when she came to the farm to buy yellow daylilies for her backyard. Up until that time we had lost touch but when we saw each other it was as if we just picked up where we had left off and no time had passed. That is the way it is with those you meet who will always be a friend.. We use to work together many, many years ago when I helped her with her catering business, which was just getting off the ground. She was a marvel to watch and she always said "Cooking is a no-brainer" and "its like falling off a horse". As anyone can attest it wasn't a no-brainer and Gail was a master at it. She always did everything with "panache and flair". Our source of contention was that she didn't charge enough for her efforts, and more than once the comeback was- " I can't charge that, these are friends". She had a lot of happy, satisfied "friends" for she excelled in her talents and she will be sorely missed for just being a genuine, unique person who got to follow her passion and get paid for doing it. We are so glad she got to see her young "boys" become "men" and to experience the joy of grandchildren. She will always be remembered with us as a gentle, kind, compassion and warm person that we had the honor to cross paths with in this life. May she find the peace that passes all understanding..... and we are deeply sorry for your loss. Patsy and David
Patsy and Judge David G. Simpson (Ret) left a message on January 20, 2012:
In honor of Gail W. Timberlake, Patsy and Judge David G. Simpson (Ret) lit a candle.
Claire Stuart & Steve Willingham left a message on January 19, 2012:
In honor of Gail W. Timberlake, Claire Stuart & Steve Willingham lit a candle.
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Claire Stuart left a message on January 19, 2012:
I had the pleasure of working with Gail in the Public Defender's Office for nine years, and I came to treasure her as a dear friend. She loved to read and we often traded books. She did not think of herself as an artist, but her artistry was reflected in her lovely home and gardens (not to mention her cooking, a subject in itself). Her gardens were always works in progress, with flowers and shrubs coming and going, moving and shifting. At work, Gail showed such patience and compassion to the clients, no matter what their situations. Her long-going feud with another employee over the office temperature was a source of both frustration and laughs. It was like an episode of "The Office" as they alternated in turning the thermostat up and down, particularly when an exasperated Gail (who worked in the coldest part of the office, surrounded on two sides by old, leaky windows) had Bill construct a locked box over the thermostat--and her rival picked the lock with a paper clip and lowered the temperature! When Gail's beloved cat, Ron, died, Gail considered having him stuffed, but someone referred her to a taxidermist who was working with the then-new field of freeze-drying pets. As I recall, he had only worked with smaller animals up until then. Ron turned out so well that the taxidermist apparently decided to give his business some publicity because Gail was suddenly deluged with requests for interviews with local, national and worldwide media, including the Wall Street Journal, BBC, and even a Japanese news outfit! A TV crew from a national network even arrived at her door. Gail took it all in stride with her characteristic humor and grace. Gail was a wonderful hostess and amazing cook who loved to give dinner parties. I always thought that I did not like crab until I ate one of her crab cakes, just to be polite, and found out that I LOVED crab when it was fixed right! I also thought that I hated beans until I ate some of her black bean soup, just to be polite! Now her recipe is one that I treasure. She was a caring and compassionate friend and she will be sorely missed. -Claire Stuart-
Dawn Thomas left a message on January 18, 2012:
In honor of Gail W. Timberlake, Dawn Thomas lit a candle.
Traunda Sisk left a message on January 18, 2012:
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Terri & Ronald Beach left a message on January 18, 2012:
In honor of Gail W. Timberlake, Terri & Ronald Beach lit a candle.
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I just found out today of Gail's passing and am extremely sad and will miss her terrribly. I have known Gail for years but we have not seen each other as much lately. I live close to Gail so would occasionally stop by to see her. I can't believe I won't be able to see her again or sit around her dining room table to talk, laugh, and carry on as girls do! I did some catering with her and occasionally would help her prepare for a catering event. I loved Gail so much and found her to be one of the sweetest and lovliest people I know. She loved her family and was so proud to be a grandmother. My deepest and most profound heartfelt sympathy go to her family and all close friends. She was one of a kind and a very special person in my life! I love you Gail! Jan
Jan Laundon left a message on February 25, 2012:
I just found out today of Gail's passing and am extremely sad and will miss her terrribly. I have known Gail for years but we have not seen each other as much lately. I live close to Gail so would occasionally stop by to see her. I can't believe I won't be able to see her again or sit around her dining room table to talk, laugh, and carry on as girls do! I did some catering with her and occasionally would help her prepare for a catering event. I loved Gail so much and found her to be one of the sweetest and lovliest people I know. She loved her family and was so proud to be a grandmother. My deepest and most profound heartfelt sympathy go to her family and all close friends. She was one of a kind and a very special person in my life! I love you Gail! Jan
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