Gail Wille |

Gail Wille

Gail Lynn Leslie Wille died at her residence in Basalt on Monday. She was 46.Wille spent her childhood in San Diego and Aspen, where she attended Aspen High School. She was an Aspen resident until 1969 and a Basalt resident from 1976 until she died. She worked at Valley Lumber as a saleswoman for many years.Wille was born Aug. 22, 1958, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Joan Clay Bodie and Frank Leslie. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 20351 Highway 82 in Basalt. Inurnment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Basalt with Thomas Cheatham officiating.Previously married to Toran Wille, Gail Wille is survived by her father, Frank of Tucson, Ariz.; her mother, Joan Bodie of Grand Junction and Snowmass Village; her daughters, Jessica Sayre Wille-Peters and Laura Estelle Wille, both of Basalt; her brothers, Gary Leslie of Basalt and David Leslie of Borrego Springs, Calif.; sisters Cherie Harris of Borrego Springs, Calif., and Terry Brucker of Basalt; nieces Jennifer Loza of Carlsbad, Calif., Erica Brucker of Denver, Monique Leslie of Portland, Ore., Ingrid Brucker and Alyssa Leslie, both of Basalt; and nephew David Leslie of Basalt. Wille was engaged to Jack Cross on July 4, 2004.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Laura Wille College Fund at US Bank, 400 E. Valley Road, Carbondale, CO 81623.

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