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Gail S. Magley, 64, of Edmond, Okla., passed away December 13, 2015. She was born June 4, 1951 in Zanesville, Ohio, the oldest of four children born to the late Marilyn Myers Owens and Gordon Owens. Gail graduated from Reynoldsburg High School in 1969, earned her Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her Master’s degree from the University of Houston.  She worked as a speech pathologist at the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center in Columbus, Ohio; Webster Intermediate School and the Aldine Independent School District in Houston, Texas; and the Crooked Oak Public Schools in Oklahoma City. Gail had many interests including sewing, ceramics, stained glass art and candle making. She was an avid reader and enjoyed helping her children with various sports, school, community and church activities.  She was an active member of North Community Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio; Lord of Life Lutheran Church in The Woodlands, Texas; and Peace Lutheran Church in Edmond, Okla.  She and her husband Herb were married at Christ Lutheran Church on January 30, 1971 and have three wonderful children. Gail is survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, Herb Magley, Edmond; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Kristen Magley, Edmond;  son, Travis Magley, Windsor, Calif.; daughter, Bethany Magley, Austin, Texas; grandson, Jackson Magley, Edmond; sister and brother-in-law Karen and George Blocker, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law Greg and Judy Owens, Warsaw, Ohio; brother Scott Owens, Logan, Ohio; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Beverly and Jim Seitz, Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Philip and Karen Magley, Great Falls, Va. In lieu of flowers, Gail requested contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma Chapter and sent to The Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma City Walk to End Alzheimer’s; 2123 N. Classen Blvd; Oklahoma City, OK 73106. A celebration of Gail’s life and reception will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Oklahoma History Center 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive (near the State Capitol).
Published on  December 30, 2015
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