Gail Frances Cabe

Aspen, CO Colorado

Gail Frances Cabe, devoted mother, Nana, partner and friend, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at her home in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Gail was born on June 26, 1941 to Corinne Esther and Darold Junius Thomas in Bell, Calif. She was raised in San Gabriel, Calif. and graduated from Mark Keppel High School. It was at Keppel that she met her former husband, Gary Cabe, with whom she had four children. After the family moved to Boulder, Colo., Gail received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Regis University in 1984. She worked in municipal accounting for many years, including for the City of Aspen and the City of Berkeley.

Traveling was one of the great pleasures in Gail’s life and it was on a trip to Florida in 1991 that she met her life partner, William Walston Jr. During their 19 years together, Bill and Gail shared many adventures, including trips to France, Italy and China.

Gail’s life was filled with family, friends, laughter and love. Her bright smile, gentle spirit and generous nature will be remembered by all who were fortunate to have known her. She is survived by her partner William; sons Robert Cabe and Russell Cabe; daughter Melinda Cabe; brother Thomas L. Thomas; many beloved cousins; and grandson Seth Plush – the light of her life. Gail was preceded in death by son Gary Thomas Cabe; mother Esther; and father Darold.

An informal gathering to celebrate Gail’s life will be held in Hermosa Beach, Calif. on Sept. 11, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to her grandson Seth’s college savings plan or to Hospice of the Valley, 234 Cody Lane, Basalt, CO, 81621.