Vernetta Gail McColgan

January 5, 1940April 24, 2019

CHAPIN – Gail McColgan, formerly of Novato, CA, passed away after bravely battling cancer surrounded by her daughters on April 24, 2019. She was predeceased last month by her husband, Jim, a month short of their 59th wedding anniversary. She is survived by her daughters, Beth Allen (Ken), Julie McColgan, Suzanne Steffee and one grandchild, Austin Steffee. Gail worked for the Novato School District, first as a volunteer and then as a paid aide, at Olive Elementary and Lynwood Elementary for over 20 years. Gail loved her family, friends, reading and traveling. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. Donations of remembrance may be made to the National Park Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005 in her honor.


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Vernetta Gail McColgan

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Zoe Meabon

April 27, 2019

My sincere condolences to Jim and Gail's beautiful Daughters and much loved Grandson.
Together Forever now in a life of no hurt and pain.
My Love to You,
Zoe Meabon