Berger Memorial Chapel

9430 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO


Gail Alyne Hawkins

December 24, 1943March 22, 2020

Gail A. Hawkins (Rosenberg, Janssen), 76, St. Louis, Missouri passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2020 after a long battle with COPD.

Gail was born in Salina, Kansas in December of 1943 as the oldest child of James and Edith Jacobs, and moved to Kansas City, Missouri shortly after. She moved to the Saint Louis area in 1967 living in several localities until her passing.

Gail loved to play Bridge, often partnering with Loughery (her husband), and led many tournaments through the years. She achieved Sapphire Life Master and many of her grandchildren’s first job was caddying at Bridge tournaments. When she was not playing bridge with her friends, she loved doing all things with her family and going to movies with Loughery. Gail loved having family over for meals, especially Thanksgiving, and loved to cook Jewish dishes almost as much as her family enjoyed eating them. Her Mondel Bread and Chopped Liver were coveted.

Gail is survived by her husband, Loughery; her three children Greg (Creasia Brown), Ross (Lisa Loucks) and Angie Rosenberg; her grandchildren Jessica, Bryan, Meghan, Elijah, Jordan Baum, Shelby Baum, Becca (Seth) Near and Jason Rosenberg; and her three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Alan (Cathie Malkin) Jacobs, niece Rena (Chad Brown) Jacobs and first cousins, Mark Lehr and Herb and Shelly (Rudman) Koffler who were so dear to her.

The family will hold a memorial/celebration of life service for family and friends shortly after the Corona Virus ceases. Donations may be made to Jewish Family Services - Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry or a charity of your choosing.


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Gail Alyne Hawkins

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Tom Oppenheimer

April 1, 2020

I will miss Gail’s great smile at happy demeanor. She brought joy to our bridge games, Seder, and many parties over the years. My sincere condolences to her family.
Tom Oppenheimer


March 31, 2020

I will miss Gail's wonderful zest for life. She was a great bridge partner and Chuck and I enjoyed teaming in tournaments with Gail and Loughery, travelling to tournaments, and having dinner dates. Gail truly loved her family and well as her friends. She led her life to the fullest and will be missed by many.
Jane and Chuck

Rene’ Bouchard (aka Mrs. Jim Nunn)

March 27, 2020

Jim always looked forward to playing bridge with Gail and we enjoyed some dinner dates with Gail and Loughery. When Jim had a heart attack at a bridge tournament in Gatlinburg in 2015, Gail told hospital staff that she was his sister so that he would not be alone until I could get there. I will be forever grateful to her for that generosity. May she rest in peace.

Ronnie Frank

March 26, 2020

Gail will be greatly missed, not just at the bridge table, where I
only played with her occasionally, but at our weekly
maj jongg games. We shared a lot of laughs there with our
mishmash of games.
My condolences to Lowry and her family.


Linda Powers

March 26, 2020

Gail always had a smile on her face and was the life of the party wherever she was. I have wonderful memories of our time at bridge tournaments, a visit to her lake place, and many parties. I will miss you Gail and God bless.❤❤

Becky Hubert

March 26, 2020

Gail was a great lady who knew how to have fun at the bridge table and in life. She made those around her to feel good. I loved her smile and laugh. I will miss avail but particularly on the second Mondays of the month, our regularly scheduled day to play bridge.