Janice Gail Anderson Warner passed away Thursday February 19, 2015 of natural causes. She was born in Norfolk January 18, 1945 the daughter of the late Avery Tracy Anderson and Geraldine Wise Anderson. Her brother Tracy Skinner Anderson, brother-in-law Eugene Francis Christian both predeceased her.
Gail graduated from Maury High School in 1963 and Norfolk Hospital Nursing School graduating as an RN in 1966. She received a scholarship for nursing school for efforts as a candy striper during high school. Wanting to travel Gail joined the Air Force serving in England AFB, Louisiana. She volunteered for duty in Viet Nam at the Cam Rahn Bay AFB with the 26th Causality Staging Flight. She supervised medics treating upwards of 100’s of battle casualties a day preparing them for returning home for the states. She served from June 1967 to July 1978. Her last duty station was Minot AFB in North Dakota wanting snow and cold after Viet Nam. She got it, on April 22, 1970 it snowed 28 inches in one day. Gail was very proud of her two sons, her skills as a Registered Nurse, her abilities as a wildlife rehabilitator specializing in small animals of all kinds, her work as a volunteer and staff nurse at Virginia School for Deaf and Blind and her ability working with crafts with the deaf and blind students there. She was also proud of her years working in support of Tidewater Association for Hearing Impaired Children, and her successful tree climb of the Glouster Tree in West Australia. The tree supports a fire lookout at 275 feet. The eucalyptus tree is one of the tallest trees in Australia, she is one of a very few women to accomplish this feat. Gail loved green and purple, miniatures and other objects. She loved beautiful things, nature, statuary, painting and working with media. She treasured family memorabilia of all sorts, paintings carvings, sculptures and preserving them all for future generations to come. She had marvelous taste in all things.
Gail loved her husband, hers sons, her family and her dogs Snowball and Amy.
She is survived by her husband Michael Kirk Blair Warner, her sons, Jonathan James Avery Warner and Tracy Michael Blair Warner, sisters, Lois Avril Clark, her husband Howard Lee and Linda Caroline Christian, cousins Frederick Danny Lowe and his wife Dorothy Dottie, Verna Nann Hooper, sister-in-law Shirley Norman Anderson.
A private burial with military honors will in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Arrangements under the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home.
Dear Mike and Family,
You are not alone during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May we be the kind of friend to you that you are to us.
Frankie and Monty
I am so sorry to hear about your loss of a loved one. Johnny’s Diner will miss her so much because she was a beautiful person inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
I am so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do. Please call. May God Bless you all at this time.
I enjoyed her many visits and wit throughout my life. A fine women of character that is rare as of today. I am her sister’s grandson. She will be missed. F.D.L III
I’m so sorry for your loss. I hadn’t seen Gail for years but considered her my friend.
Mike, Johnathan, Tracy, Lois and Linda,
It seems impossible to speak of any consolation in the face of such a bitter loss. Gail was such a sweet and humble person – I admired her and will miss her greatly. Please know that you are all very much in my thoughts and prayers.
With Love and Sympathy,
Mike, Jonathan, Tracy, Linda and Lois
We will all miss Gail. There are so many wonderful memories that we will always cherish. May God bless you and help you find peace in time of sorrow. To my cousin Gail spread your wings and fly high into the arms of the love one that are waiting for you with open arms. I love you Gail.
Mike, Jonathan, Tracy, Linda and Lois, May GOD comfort each of you. Gail was a beautiful, sweet, gentle and loving person. She was loved and will be missed by many. I will always remember Gail full of love for all her family near and far.
Love to All, Nancy
aunt Olga’s daughter
We loved you as our cousin, You brought warmth, love, humor and a brightness into our lives.
“Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.”
Mike, Tracy, Jonathon, and Lois and Linda, our prayers are for comfort to your family. Love you.