Gail R. Ware, age 61, of Wenatchee and Oroville, WA, died on June 28, 2014, at home in Oroville. He was born on August 1, 1952, in Wenatchee, WA to parents, Orvin “Bud” and Ruth Ware. Gail grew up in a house that had a couple acres of orchard up Mission Creek. He played high school basketball and baseball for Cashmere High School and graduated in 1970. Gail then attended Washington State University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated in 1975, with a pharmacy degree. In 1974, he married Debby Jones and together, they had two children, Erik and Elliott. He moved to Fort Worth, TX and worked in a pharmacy internship from 1975 to 1976. He moved back to Wenatchee and in 1977, began working at Central Washington Hospital, working there for the next 20 years. For five years during this time, he also worked as a pharmacist in Chelan, WA. On August 4, 1990, he married Rosemary Sager and became the father of two more children, Mishel and Buddy. In 1997, Gail began working at Roy’s Pharmacy in Tonasket, WA. Gail participated in Ridge to River when it first began. He like to go boating at Lake Chelan, did a little bit of snow skiing and was an avid motorcycle rider all of his life. Gail is survived by his wife, Rose of Wenatchee; children, Erik of Wenatchee, Elliot of Portland, OR, Mishel Feerer of Wenatchee and Buddy Sager of East Wenatchee; sister, Sharon Ware of Wenatchee; and nine grandchildren, Drake Holliday, Makeli and Seth Sager, Aurora Feerer, and Lauren, Lydia, Bryce, Cal and Julia Ware. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Angela Rolen. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tonasket Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Ron Wise officiating. Memorials may be made to an organization of your choice. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket is in care of arrangements.
Source: Wenatchee World, The (WA) – Friday, July 4, 2014