- 60 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 17, 1955
- Date of passing: Nov 6, 2015
|"You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, And the world will live as one"|
Gaile Isabel Larkman, of San Diego, California, passed on Friday, November 6, 2015 at home in Point Loma after her struggle with cancer. She was 60 years old. Gaile was born on March 17, 1955 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
She attended Elementary School in Clairemont, California before moving to Glendale California where she attended Roosevelt Junior High and Glendale High School. After graduation she moved back to San Diego and attended San Diego Mesa College and San Diego State University.
In 1981 Gaile married Wayne Henderson, and together they had 2 children, Alan and Renee. Gaile was re-married to Glenn Larkman in 1992.
Gaile worked as a Retail Salesperson at Tower Records, amassed a record collection of thousands of bootleg, out of print, and rare albums and dedicated herself to launching a San Diego Music Magazine, Kicks. She later worked in the dental industry and in retail.
A unique soul, Gaile was very insightful, generous, and enjoyed hosting large gatherings and parties of family and friends. She always welcomed everyone into her home, those that did not have a place to go for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It was not unusual to have 25 or 30 people for dinner during her Thanksgiving celebration.
The Larkman annual 4th of July party was a tradition, and one year a wedding took place at the event.
Gaile will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughter Renee Henderson, son Alan Henderso, daughter in-law Ila Henderson, grandchildren Kaylyn, Dylan, and Luke and husband Glenn Larkman.
A memorial service will be held at:
All Souls Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107 on
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1 PM.
Please send any flowers to All Souls Episcopal Church.
Memorial donations may be made in Gaile’s name to the Cancer Research Institute.
"Gaile, Gaile, Gaile.... I think of you often, and it brings both a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. Always turning heads, always invigorating a room, and always taking charge. You exuded life and drawing the most from it. I love you Good Buddy, and miss you so...."
"Happy Birthday Sweet Friend. You are so missed and today will be very emotional for your family and friends. It truly isn't the same anymore....I miss our conversations and unconditional love and support. Rest in Peace"
"The loss of my friend Gaile has made me think how precious time is. How we really may only have today to show the people we love how much we love them. I met Gaile over 20 years ago (I was practically a child then haha) She was one of my best friends yet and I haven't seen her in the past 4 years, always thinking of her and thinking she'd always be here. I was caught up in day to day events/survival mode I call it/ and I regret that now. She came to my wedding, was there when my children were born, held my hand through my divorce. She answered the phone everytime I drunk -dialed her. She was always there for good advice. She told it like it was and I loved her for that. She was a leader. Insightful, determined. Music was in her soul. She was BEAUTIFUL, inside and out. A hippie at heartA. Glenn was her perfect mate. A wife, a mother, a grandmother. I'd say her life was blessed. Her attributes shown in the number of friends she made. Gail, I'm a better person for knowing you. I will never forget what an awesome person you are. See you in the next life my friend. I love you. Theresa"
"my heart goes out to Gailes husband, children, family, and friends.
The loss of my friend Gaile has made me think of how precious time is. How we really may only have today to show the people we love how much we love them.
I met Gaile over 20 years ago (I was practically a child then ha ha). She was one of my best friends. Yet I hadn't seen her in the last 4 years, Always thinking of her + that she'd always be here...I was caught up in the constant day to day-survival mode I call it. And that, I regret.
She came to my wedding, was there for me when my children we're born, held my hand thru my divorce. She answered the phone every time I drunk-dialed her. She was always there for good advice-told it like it was and I loved her for that.
She was a leader..insightful, determined. Music was in her soul. She was BEAUTIFUL, inside and out. A hippie at heart. Glenn was her perfect mate. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother. Id say her life was very blessed. Her attributes shown in the number of friends she made.
GAILE, I AM A BETTER PERSON FOR KNOWING YOU and WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT AN AWESOME PERSON YOU WERE. See u in the next life my friend. I love you. Theresa."
"I always think of Gaile at Thanksgiving. She set a beautiful holiday table, prepared delicious food, and, most importantly, made everyone in attendance feel like family. That generous spirit was not limited to holidays--Gaile always made me feel welcome in her home. We shared some terrific times in the '70s and '80s, and I was always proud to call Gaile a close friend. I'm sorry I can't attend the memorial on Saturday, but Gaile, as well as her friends and family, will be in my thoughts."
""There are so many words that come to mind when I think of my wonderful friend Gaile. A free spirited, loving, devoted and loyal friend. As well as so many wonderful things to so many people who were lucky enough to have had a day, a smile, a laugh or any time with her. Gaile welcomed me into her family and I'm beyond grateful for the amazing times we shared. ""
"I too, like Nancy Locke, cannot stop thinking about Gaile and her passing. Maybe it's the timing of the anniversary of the passing of my sweet childhood friend Sandy Pike Smyser (11-04-12) or maybe it's just the fact of another young life interrupted?
I knew Gaile since grade school but we were never close. But somehow I feel like we were distant cousins, kind of the way I have come to feel about those I went to school with, if that makes sense.
And Facebook brings you so much closer without really being closer, if that makes any more sense?
Anyway, there is no denying that she was a beauty! I was always jealous of that in school! But I am sorry that I never got to know her
because, by all accounts, she was a rare find and someone I would have loved!
My condolences to her beautiful family and friends.
Rest in peace Gaile."
"She taught so much without even trying. Gaile spoke without words. She was a true and loyal friend and the most real person I have ever known. She was beautiful inside and out. Very few can make me smile with tears in my eyes. I have a hole in my heart but I am forever grateful that she was my friend."
"My heart goes out to Gaile's family and friends for the loss of such a bright shinning star. Gaile and I were best friends since junior high school. We remain close throughout the years even though we were separated by distance and life's craziness. We could always pick-up the phone knowing no matter the ups and downs, distance or time, we would still feel that close connection. Gaile and I were connected through our hearts. I will always love and miss her, and will think of the times and escapades we shared which will bring a smile to my face and will lift my heart. I will always be grateful for our friendship. Love you Gaile."
"Many share in the loss of your passing Gaile. You were a gift to many and have left a lasting impression on those who knew you. I am sad that you are gone, I pray that those who loved you will find comfort in the love that others have expressed in your tribute. You will live on in our hearts always."
"Glenn, Renee, Alan, Ila, and beloved grandchildren. . .my heartfelt condolences. Gaile was one of my 'treasure box friends' . . .loving her the moment I met her in 7th grade, knowing I would love her forever. My heart is full of peace knowing she is now with Pearl and others who love her. . .and that we will see her again. The only difference with dying young or old, is that those who leave too soon are longer on the beautiful, glorious side of things. No doubt she is a standout in heaven too! Much love."
"Since i heard this news, i can not get Gaile off my mind.I have known Gaile for long, but not well. She however, always made me feel welcome and accepted, with that beautiful spirit and great smile. We shared a love for music, and she turned me onto some of the music i still listen to today. Rock on Gaile. Much love to your family, and loved ones that you leave behind. You will be missed."
"It seems impossible that our Beautiful Gaile is gone... Gaile would light up the room when she entered, turning heads with her God given beauty, and drawing you in with her confidence, honesty, and vitality. One never knew what Gaile had just been up to- you just knew you wanted to hear her stories and perspective on life. A problem solver and exceptional listener, Gaile was that friend you dreaded leaving, and couldn't wait to see again. Juggling work, friends, adventures, and Always supporting and embracing her family- Gaile was Everything. My sincerest condolences to Gaile's family and dear friends."
"Gaile would make you stand up...when you didn't think you could rise..."
"Lay in rest and enjoy the peace of heaven... you will be very missed by many... Love to remember your attachment to the grandkids and your devotion to your children. The get togethers and your fav "Mike's Hard Lemonade"...Forever you will be in all of our memories...."
"Rest in Peace my beautiful friend. Condolences to your family. Gaile was such a great person and was loved by so many. This is a great loss. Jay and I will always be grateful for your friendship and endless love. Heaven received a shinning STAR."
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