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Gail Judith Dalzell

Gail Judith Dalzell, 79, of Walhalla, ND, and most recently of West
Fargo, died Friday, November 13, 2015, in a Fargo care center. Her
funeral service will be Friday, November 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at St.
Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla. Visitation will be held Thursday,
November 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. vigil service
at the church. Burial will be at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Walhalla.

Gail Smith was born October 23, 1936, on the family farm to Stanley and
Violet (Klindt) Smith. She grew up in the Walhalla area, attended two
years of high school at Park River, ND, and then completed school and
graduated from Walhalla High School. She married Donald Dalzell,
October 2, 1953, at Leroy, ND.

Gail had been active in various organizations through the years
including NFO, PTO, Extension Homemakers, and was a 4-H leader. She
worked at a variety of jobs including farmhand, seamstress, state
historical site attendant, and retired from a career with the postal
service. She enjoyed many activities including letter-writing, baking
and sewing for her family, gardening and food preservation, rug-making,
needlework and especially quilting. She also raised and showed Morgan
horses with Donald.

Gail is survived by her children and grandchildren: Vicki (Harold)
Jordan and Clinton Harris; Desiree (Bruce) Verlinde and Molly (Grant)
Weisz, Zach (Krista) Verlinde, Tess Verlinde, and Hannah (Dustin)
Strong; Brian (Louise) Dalzell; Stuart (Jennifer) Dalzell and Madison
Beebe; Todd (Julie) Dalzell, Talia and Ellia; Justin (Crystalynn)
Dalzell, Weston and Dalton; and Nathan Dalzell; great-grandchildren:
Ava Weisz, Kailey and Charles Verlinde, and Delilah, Adelaide and Baron
Strong; sister, Janet (Matt) Werven; sisters-in-law: Betty Smith,
Sharon Smith, Marie Dalzell and Lenora Gelder; and brother-in-law,
Leonard Dalzell.

Donald passed away on November 29, 2014. Also preceding her in death
were her parents, brothers Merton and Roland Smith, five
brothers-in-law, and four sisters-in-law.

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Alice Dec 2 2015 12:00 AM

To my cousins Vicki,Brian,Desiree, Todd,Stuart,Justin and Nathan & families sorry to hear about your mom.My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I'm sorry you've gone through so much this past year. I have so many memories of vacations at the farm. One in particular was being a shy teenager helping your mom make lunch. She asked me to make the soup. So I emptied the cans into the pot. It was taking a long time to boil. Aunt Gail said "you might want to put some water in it". It's just one of those memories. Hope your memories will help with your grieving. Sorry David and I couldn't be their today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Cindy (Gelder) Hansen Nov 20 2015 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear about Gail's passing. My sympathies to the family.

Linda (Scott) Busse Nov 19 2015 12:00 AM

To Vicki, Brian, Desiree, Stuart, Todd, Justin and Nathan and families. I'm so sorry to hear of your mom. Aunt Gail was a wonderful person. I have special memories of visiting your family many times. As a shy teenager I "helped" Aunt Gail make soup once. How can you mess up soup. Well, as it seemed to be taking a long time to cook, she came over to me and nicely said "you have to add water to the soup so it will boil". I know it sounds dumb, but it is a memory that has always stuck in my mind.I"m sure you all have many many memories. It sometimes helps to keep those memories inside to get you through the loss. I'm sorry you have all gone through so much in the past year! Mom was so happy to talk to her a couple weeks ago. Thank you Todd for calling mom and to Stu who calls her as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry David and I couldn't be there at this time. We love you all.

Cindy (Gelder) Hansen Nov 19 2015 12:00 AM

God bless Gail on her journey to heavens gates.... my deepest sympathy's to Gail's family...

Miles Hoff Nov 18 2015 12:00 AM

Justin and family, My sympathies to you and your family. Lifting your family up in prayer at this time. Jackie Johnson

Jackie Johnson Nov 18 2015 12:00 AM

To the Gail Dalzell family, I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Gail's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Sheila Gelder Nov 17 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to all of you. Your Mom was such a loving person. I remember when I babysat the boys that summer at the farm, she was so wonderful. I remember they were training Beauty at the time and I rode my first TWH at the farm. May you Mom, have everlasting life with God above. Hugs and Prayers to all of you!!

Dianne (Gapp) Pearson Nov 17 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry to here of your mom passing.

Jane Clark Nov 17 2015 12:00 AM

With sympathry, Paul, Mary, Meghan and Kaycee

Paul and Mary Verlinde Nov 16 2015 12:00 AM