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Services February 22 in Georgia for Gail C. Schrader, 75

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Gail C. Schrader, 75, of Peachtree City, GA, passed away January 26, 2020.

She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 2, 1944, to the late Carlton Frank Schrader and Mavis Leona Jensen Schrader.

Gail was raised in Chesterton, IN, and graduated in 1962 from Chesterton High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Purdue University and her Master’s Degree in Geology from University of Oklahoma. A Science teacher for 35 years, Gail taught in the Duneland School system, Hobart High School, and went to Germany and England where she taught children of Air Force personnel. After retirement, she moved to Peachtree City, teaching an additional eight years at Fayette County High School.

During her summers in Indiana, Gail worked for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. A strong lover of wildlife, while living in Georgia, she was a docent at Zoo Atlanta. In her lifetime, Gail was an amazing Girl Scout Leader and an avid collector of vintage Girl Scout memorabilia. She was an adventurous world traveler and visited every continent except Antarctica. Gail was an active member of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone.

A beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to so many, Gail will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her sister, Susan Schrader-Vandivier and her husband, Van; brother, Douglas Schrader and his wife, Linda; sister, Nancy Schrader; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Gail’s life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, with services at 11:00 a.m., at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 351 Jenkins Road, Tyrone, GA, 30290. Inurnment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Hopewell United Methodist Church, 351 Jenkins Road, Tyrone, GA, 30290 or “Our Chalet”, a world Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Assn. Checks should be written to World Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, P. O. Box 6457, Dept. 276, Indianapolis, IN, 46206. Include Gail’s name and designate for “Our Chalet.”

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory, Peachtree City, is in charge of arrangements.


Posted 1/30/2020




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