Gail A. Kilgore

July 30, 1942 ~ May 22, 2021 (age 78)

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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, Colorado.

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 www.lewisandglenn.com

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June 4, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home and Fairview Cemetery
203 E Sackett Avenue
Salida, CO 81201

Graveside Service
June 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Buena Vista

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