Gail Louise Ficek

October 16, 1950March 9, 2018

Gail L. Ficek, 67, of Tigard, Oregon passed away on March 9th, 2018.

She was born in Hibbing, Minnesota on October 16, 1950. Gail graduated from Tigard High School and received a graphic art degree from Portland Community College.

She was married to Donald E. Ficek on November 28, 1981.

Gail worked in packaging and receiving for Stash Tea. She had a passion for writing, the arts and design. She is survived by her son, Darren Tyson; grandchildren, Madison Johnson and Isaiah Johnson; siblings, Evelan Hopper, Carol Olevnik and Larry Tyson.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Young’s Funeral Home.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Gail Louise Ficek

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Darren Tyson

March 19, 2018

We all love you mom and you will be missed like crazy. we sent you a gift. Some of your favorite kid of ballons.

Mark Rutledge

March 15, 2018

Every time I saw Gail, she was so pleasant and had a nice smile for me

Darren Tyson

March 15, 2018

My Mom

My mom and I would have a seat for hours at times and just talk about art and history. Some of her favorite art to do was calligraphy and design. And she loved to talk about the history she has been through. One was the Columbus Day Storm when she was a kid here in Tigard Oregon and how powerful the storm was. Cows were rolling down the road like tumble weeds and twigs from trees were picked up from the force of the wind and shot into trees like darts and it lasted for 4 hours. She also liked talking about the 1992 5.7 earthquake and 1996 flood here in Tigard. She just loved to sit and chat and laugh. She loved her Portland Trail Blazers and going to there games. She was a very smart cookie and had a lot of life experience to share with others and had a remedies for just about anything out there in this world like making me a splint for my finger out of handle of a regular spoon and some tape after she helped me put my finger back into place when I dislocated it. Just one of million ideas. She worked many of jobs in her life but she ended up working for stash tea in the end and loved her job. Some of my mom kinda summed up and I am here if your interested in learning more about her.

My Mom

(Son) Darren Tyson

Gorman Donegan

March 14, 2018

I worked at Stash with Gail for a number of years. She was one of the nicest people it has ever been my pleasure to know. She was, it seemed, always pleasant, always smiling, and always had a cheerful word for everyone. I recall she loved sports, and could often be found working on the crossword puzzle in the paper during breaks. Gail was liked by all and will be greatly missed!