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Gail Ann Ethridge

November 10, 1934 October 30, 2018
Gail Ann Ethridge
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Obituary for Gail Ann Ethridge

Gail Crince Ethridge, age 83 of Hot Springs, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. She was born November 10, 1934 in Chicago, IL, and had two siblings. Gail’s sister, Carol (Ray) Tatgenhorst, preceded her in death in March 2018 and her brother, Chris (Betsy) Crince, lives in Illinois.

She married Wayne Ethridge in 1954 and embarked on a life-long journey that resulted in 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Wayne preceded Gail in death in 2012, but is survived by two daughters, Lisa Neal of Fort Worth, TX, Traci (Eduardo) Prieto of Fort Mill, SC, and two sons, Jeff (Tracy) Ethridge of Hot Springs and Jay (Susan) Ethridge of Villa Rica, GA.

Gail attended Thornton Township High School in suburban Chicago where she was a cheerleader and shortly after graduating high school married football captain Wayne. They lived in Bloomington, IN while Wayne played football for their beloved Indiana University Hoosiers. Gail lived in Texas for a short time during Wayne’s Army stint and then resided for a number of years in Indianapolis prior to the family settling in Hot Springs in 1979.

Gail loved life and people – never meeting a stranger. She enjoyed traveling and a good glass of wine. One of her favorite trips and memories was when she and Wayne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by taking their children, spouses and grandchildren on a Caribbean cruise. Gail also loved Florida – making many annual extended winter trips with family and friends. She loved time on the water, whether it was at Lake Hamilton, the ocean or even a good and refreshing pool.

Gail enjoyed visiting her children and grandchildren as much as possible and exploring the respective areas they lived at. Gail also treasured the many friends made throughout her life, from childhood to high school, and to those in Hot Springs she looked forward to playing card games and sharing meals with regularly.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs.

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2:00 AM 11/4/2018 2:00:00 AM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States

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