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Gaile Van Wie

August 25, 2017
Lake Placid News

CLARKSVILLE - Gaile Van Wie, nee Wood, 81, of Clarksville, unexpectedly entered into God's holy presence on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at St. Peter's Hospice Inn, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 8, 1936, to Milo D. Wood and Mary Alice Richardson-Wood. Throughout her youth, she resided in both Albany and Tully, graduating from Tully Central School in 1954. She met the man who would be her husband, Charles Frederick Van Wie Jr., in the summer of 1953 while he was delivering milk. Charles fell in love with the girl in the pink sweater. They were married in October of 1954 and celebrated 62 anniversaries together.

Gaile was an active member of the New York State Farm Bureau and was crowned Albany County Dairy Queen in 1957. In addition to her farm activities, Gaile loved learning about history, her personal family history and genealogy as well as collecting antiques. She also enjoyed various arts and crafts, and could decorate a room beautifully. Gaile was a devout Christian and strived to honor God and live a life of faith and love.

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Gaile is predeceased by her parents as well as her loving stepmother Ellen Wood, and also by her sisters Beverly Newman and Betty Phelps, and her brother Milo D. Wood Jr.

She is survived by her husband Charles Frederick Van Wie Jr. of Meadowbrook Farms Dairy and her six wonderful and loving children: Ruth (Charles) Damp of Lake Placid, Robin (Michael) Manning of Delmar, Charles III (Lisa) Van Wie of Clarksville, Suzan (Frank) Weber of Schoharie, Lisa (John Heiser) Van Wie of Troy and Mary (Paul Chiesa) Van Wie of East Berne. In addition to her children, she is survived by 10 beloved grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted friends and her adored cat Kiki.

Services for Gaile will be held at Clarksville Community Church on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, beginning with calling hours at 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Onesquethaw Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Onesquethaw Fire and Rescue Squad or the Clarksville Historical Society in memory of Gail Van Wie.



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