Arizona Obituary Archive

Search      Post Obituary

Gail A. (Meyer) Kilgore

Posted 2021-09-15 by Lynn Dale Baker
Gail A. Kilgore
July 30, 1942 ~ May 22, 2021 (age 78)
Gail Ann Meyer Kilgore, 78 passed away on Saturday, 22 May 2021, with
family by her side. She passed in Hospice care at Penrose Memorial
Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gail resided in Florence,
Gail Ann was born to Richard Wilhelm Meyer and Viola Ruth Groen on 30
July 1942, in Rockford, Illinois. She, with her family moved to Twin
Lakes, Colorado in 1958 at the age of 16. Gail married James Emmett
Irwin in 1960, divorced 1980. Gail married John Joseph Kilgore in
Gail had a passion for animals and all activities outdoors. She
enjoyed camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, hiking and
boating. One of her most extensive hobbies was conducting research
into her family’s genealogy. Gail enjoyed spending time with her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known for her quick
wit, her infectious smile, and her strength and perseverance.
Gail is survived by her five children: daughter, Lynne Marie (Irwin)
Dahl and husband Keith Dahl of Durango, Colorado; son James Kevin
Irwin and wife Vicky Irwin of Loveland, Colorado; son Michael Patrick
Irwin and wife Julie Irwin of Twin Lakes, Colorado; son Richard “Rick”
Andrew Irwin of Leadville, Colorado; and son William “Bill” Shawn
Irwin and wife Tina Marie Irwin of Divide, Colorado.
Gail will be forever remembered by her thirteen grandchildren: Patrick
“Ryan” Dahl (Megan), Brandice Dahl Nobis (Andrew), Shawn Dahl (Rose)
and Katherine Dahl Harter (Nathaniel); Shane Irwin (Kasi), Monica
Irwin Michaud and Emily Irwin; Jessie Palmer (Dustin); Joseph “Joey”
Irwin; William Irwin (Desiree), Erica Irwin (Tailer), McKaela Irwin
Candelario (Carlo) and Shaelynn Irwin.
Gail will also be lovingly remembered by her twenty great-
grandchildren: Melidy Jean, Haily Mae, Korbin Ryan, Claire Evelynn,
Tristan Shawn, Landon Everett, Genevieve Lynne, James Nathaniel, Emeri
Rose, Jameson Lee, Dayvanee Sky, Bellamee Raine, Kylee Leann, Nicklas
James, Arianna Sloan, Ayla Nicole, Kaylea Marshae, Shawn William, Levi
Thomas, and Isabella Rose.
Gail is survived by her mother Viola Ruth Guyette of Woodlands, Texas,
sister Marilyn Elaine Diamond, her brother Richard Wilhelm Meyer II
(Michelle), and brother Gary K. Meyer (Allana). She leaves numerous
nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Gail was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, John Joseph
Kilgore and her father Richard Wilhelm Meyer.
Family and friends may visit on Friday, June 4th, 2021 from 1-4pm in
the Lewis & Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 203 E. Sacket Ave., Salida. A
graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 2pm in
Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista.
Reception to follow at The American Legion Post 55 Annex. 306 E
Arkansas St. Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Online condolences may be made at
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gail A.
Kilgore, please visit our floral store.

Note: These obituaries are transcribed as published and are submitted by volunteers who have no connection to the families. They do not write the obituaries and have no further information other than what is posted within the obituaries. We do not do personal research. For this you would have to find a volunteer who does this or hire a professional researcher.

Questions About This Project?