Gail passed away after a brief illness on October 4, 2012 in Kalispell, Montana. She was born September, 6, 1940 in Houston, Texas. She was a graduate of LSU and Tulane University with a PhD in Anthropology and a Juris Doctorate Degree. She was a published author and an accomplished artist. She spent most of her adult life in Louisiana having resided in Kentwood and Covington, and for the past few years had resided in Kalispell, Montana. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 50 years, Charlie, and her parents, Harold and Jane Kemp of Houston, a brother-in-law, Bill Whitfield of Guy, Texas and a neice, Michele Garon of Hamilton, Montana. She is survived by a sister, Patsy Whitfield of Guy, Texas and a brother-in-law, Henry Sheffield and wife Kathleen of Baton Rouge, and a sister-in-law, Sally Garon and husband Claude of Hamilton, Montana and several nieces and nephews. Gail truly loved animals and was instrumental in the formation of the Feral Cat Consortium in St Tammany Parish and the Flathead Spay Neuter Task Force in Kalispell. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home in Kalispell is in charge of arrangements and a private memorial service will be held Saturday, October 13. Memorial contributions in Gails name should be made to The Feral Cat Consortium, 4 Summer Haven Court, Madisonville, LA 70447.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2012