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Ball & Dodd Funeral Home

5100 West Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA

OBITUARY

Gail Diane Rundgren

July 1, 1947June 28, 2019

Gail Diane Rundgren born Tuesday the 1st of July 1947 finally succumbed to her long battle with cancer Friday the 28th of June 2019 at the age 71 in Spokane, WA. Gail is survived by her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 52 years, Russell Rundgren and her brother Jim Fulks. Gail and Russ are survived by 3 children that reside in the Spokane area and 8 grandchildren. She was a wife, mother, and grandmother, and was loved by everyone she knew. She will be missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held for Gail on Monday the 8th of July at 10:00 A.M. at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home. Located at 5100 W Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA 99205. A gathering to follow the service for family and friends. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in Gail's name.

  • FAMILY

  • Gail is survived by her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 52 years, Russell Rundgren and her brother Jim Fulks. Gail and Russ are survived by 3 children that reside in the Spokane area and 8 grandchildren.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, July 8, 2019

Memories

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Judi Strycharz

July 8, 2019

Gail, my childhood friend, was a major influence on my life. As kids, we'd go camping with our families, have sleepovers, take long walks, etc., and through those times, I saw her sensitivity and wisdom grow. Through the years, we'd talk on the phone for hours and I'd see the love she had for her children and grandchildren, She would show me how she'd respond to situations which, in turn, taught me to change my outlook on such things as misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and how to respond to the differences of our generation and that of our children's. She will forever remain my dearest friend, and I will see her again!! Love you, Gail!!!

Jodi Smith

July 3, 2019

Rocks don’t know anything more than to have strength through space and time... every moment, each sunrise and sunset... she taught me the strength of mountains that reach the skyline and the courage to see me through myself...
The spirit to fly and giggles to make your cheeks hurt... ah we’d sit and kibitz for hours about anything and everything...
I’d journey with you all over again momma... but I gotta see you through this last part...
Ne-Mehotatse will never be enough and none of us had enough time with you... but I’m happy for our time that we had..
Always with me... “ hi babe” with a pat on my knee...
To my lifetime and a portion of yours... I love you momma...
your Jodi girl...

Judi Strycharz

July 1, 2019

Laughter, shared secrets, long walks, camping fun, singing "Soldier Boy" and listening to dedications on the radio on Friday nights, in a world of innocence, are some of the memories shared with my dearest friend, Gail. She was a truly trusted confidante as we navigated our teenage years together. She was one of a kind who listened and gave feed back worthy of consideration. I will miss our phone calls where we laughed together as we joked about our funny experiences, knowing, full well, the unspoken, deep understanding we had of each other. She's only a moment away in my heart and thoughts. I only wish I could have been able to share these thoughts with her, and yet, I don't think I had to. .... She already knew. Love you, dear friend. I will quietly sing to you on this day, your birthday. 🤟 💜 🙏

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY