Gail Christensen

March 28, 2018
Gail Christensen

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Born December 9, 1961, Gail was the youngest of three daughters born to Frederick Philip and Carol Marie (Yeadt) Schmaelzle. She graduated in 1984 from Biola University with a B.S. in Christian Education. Gail taught with the Orange County Department of Education’s Community Home Education Program.She met her husband, Mark, on a blind date, and married April 27, 2001. They moved to Williamsburg that same year, and Gail became a mom – first with son Luke in 2004, and then with daughter Anja in 2007, both of whom were her greatest joys. If a successful life is measured by how well one loves and is loved, Gail’s was an enormous success. She had an unusual capacity for cultivating deep friendships characterized by authenticity and transparency. Her love for Jesus Christ was compellingly attractive. Her husband considered her his best friend. Despite the recurrence of breast cancer in 2016 that left her in chronic pain, the circle of people she loved continued to grow to virtually the last day of her life, March 28, 2018. Deuteronomy 30:19 reads: “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curses. Now choose life.” Gail chose life. Williamsburg Community Chapel will host both the viewing Friday April 6, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and the funeral service, Saturday, April 7, 2:00pm.


Saturday, April 7, 2018
2:00 PM

Williamsburg Community Chapel - Directions
3899 John Tyler Highway
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Williamsburg Community Chapel - Directions
3899 John Tyler Highway
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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  • April 02, 2018
    Fisher Family says:
    Sincerest condolences to Gail’s Family. Gail was such a kind and loving person. She will be missed- kMay the God of Comfort be with her husband and family. Revelation 21:4

  • April 04, 2018
    Denise Douglas says:
    My heartfelt condolences to the family. There are few experiences more difficult than the loss of a loved one. It is obvious from the many kind expressions that she will be sadly missed. Please know that this was not the original pupose God had for mankind. We were created to enjoy happy, healthy, lives forever. God's pupose for us has not changed. His word says that 'death is an enemy' and promises to soon bring it to nothing as 1Corinthians 15:26 brings out. We can also be confident that we have the hope of seeing our dear loved ones again by means of the resurrection as brought out at Johb 5:28, 29. I do hope that you find some comfort in this and that Jehovah may bless and help you endure these difficult times.