Elizabeth Gail McIntosh
Elizabeth Gail McIntosh
  • August 29, 1942 - January 4, 2016
  • Taft, Texas

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Gail Mayo McIntosh, age 73, passed away in the care of hospice, surrounded by family and friends in her childhood home on Monday, January 4, 2016. She was born August 29, 1942, in Beeville, Texas, to James Walter and Elizabeth Cavitt Mayo. Gail attended Taft High School and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1964 with a degree in Education. She was passionate about growing African Violets and shared her expertise with many other growers. Gail loved all sports but college football was her favorite, especially Texas Longhorns.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Walter Mayo, her mother, Elizabeth Cavitt Hallanan and loving stepfather of forth-six years, Thomas Burton Hallanan.

Gail leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, daughter, Ashley Brierty and husband, Tim and their children, Hannah, Cathleen and Patrick of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Cassie Havemann and husband, Benjamin and their children, Jack and Julia of Austin, Texas; son, Jackson McIntosh and wife, Sarah and their daughter, Finley, also of Austin; older brother, James D. Mayo and wife Gay of Taft; numerous cousins, nieces nephews and many friends.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 4545 Wildcat Drive, Portland, Texas. Family and friends are welcome.

Gail gave with passion to those in need. She was recently quoted as saying, “Jesus could be among them.” Memorial contributions in her memory are welcome anywhere there is need. Her spirit of giving and sharing will always be remembered and felt.

Her children would like to thank her loyal caregiver and friend, Juana West, Christus Spohn Hospice, and her physician, Dr. Gerard Boynton, for all of their care. A special thank you and much love is given to Jimmy and Gay Mayo, who have opened their home to Gail throughout her life and especially during those precious final days. Gail will be missed.

Please join us in celebrating Gail’s life by visiting our Memorial at colonialfuneralhometaft.com