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Gail Elizabeth Howes Hall dies at age 73

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Gail Elizabeth Howes Hall, age 73, passed away in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

She was born October 27, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., and spent her childhood in the Indiana Dunes.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert E. Hall, Jr.; sisters: Frances (Peter) Hancock of Victoria, BC, Canada, and Marjorie (Mike) Foote of Southport, No. Ca.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Tom and Gretchen Hall of Indianapolis, plus seven nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward B. and Lois F. Howes of Lupine Lane in Dune Acres.

She graduated from Chesterton High School in 1958 and with a B.A. from Purdue University in 1962. She later earned a Master's Degree in history and taught high school in Frankfort, Ind.

She had several interests, including Secretary of the National Carousel Association, member of the American Daylily Association, benefactor and volunteer for the Indianapolis Symphony, The Nature Conservancy and Purdue University School of Veterinary Science. She was a world-wide traveler and an avid birder and gardener.

A private family service was held. Gail's ashes were spread on her parent's graves in Chesterton and in Howes Prairie, National Lakeshore Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 620 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204, or the charity of the donorís choice.

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Posted 6/19/2014