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
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
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.”
Funeral Home and Crematory, Peachtree City, is in charge of arrangements.