Gail W Ogden

October 13, 1938May 4, 2022
Obituary of Gail W Ogden
Mary Gail Waits Ogden of Deland, FL passed away on May 4, 2022 at the age of 83. Gail was born in Palatka, FL on October 13, 1938 and grew up in Jacksonville, FL, where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1956 and attended Jacksonville University and Florida State University (FSU). Gail served as the Registrar at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, FL for 21 years. Gail was married to loving husband Donald for 57 years until his death in 2019. Together they enjoyed traveling in their GMC motorhome and participating in rallys throughout the country, taking excursions by train, cruising the oceans and rivers or flying in Don’s homebuilt aircraft. Gail was always ready for an adventure and loved meeting new people; she made friends wherever she went. Gail was an avid FSU Seminoles fan and even got to meet long time coaching legend, Bobby Bowden. She also got to meet local legend and movie star, Burt Reynolds. Gail was active with her church in Deland, FL, she also volunteered with the local historical society and also spent her time in the Red Hat Society and Garden Club. When her children were younger, Gail spent many years as a Girl Scout Leader. Gail loved playing dominoes and card games and also liked scrap-booking, which highlighted all the fun she had on all of her travels and adventures. Gail especially loved entertaining and gathering with friends and family and would always welcome everyone into her home. Anytime was a good time to have a party! For the last 15 years Gail and Don lived out their dreams in Deland on the waters that connected to Lake Beresford and the St. John’s River, the same river that tied them to their birth places and their childhood memories. Gail is preceded in death by her loving husband Donald Ogden, her brother Robert (Bobby) Waits, her mother Francis Aurella Carroll and her father Joseph Alvin Waits. Gail is survived by her brothers Thomas Waits (wife Susan) and Frank McCaffrey (wife Judy) and their children and grandchildren (nieces and nephews to Gail), her children Miriam Ogden (Wilson), David and Sherry (Smith) Ogden, Darryl and Jeannie (Velasco) Ogden, her grandchildren Lauren Schoenherr and Matt Schoenherr, Laura Dinan, and great-grandchild Avery Dinan. A celebration of life will be held at Day Spring Community Church at 902 S Spring Garden Ave, Deland, FL 32720 on Saturday June 11, 2022 at 3pm. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Ogden family.

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

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