Gail Wolfe passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023, in Odessa, Texas. The Celebration Memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans, Texas. This would have been the 65th wedding anniversary of Gail and her husband, Charles Wolfe.
Gail Wolfe was born May 14, 1936, in Albany, Texas, to Bryson P. McNeely and Creola L Bivins. She lived throughout west Texas - including Cheyenne Draw, where she had many fond memories, one being the first family to have electricity in their home. Her family later moved to Monahans, Texas, in 1952, where she attended Monahans High School, graduating in 1954.
A little-known fact about Gail is after graduating from Monahans High School, Gail was recruited by the FBI. Instead, Gail chose to attend business school in Abilene, Texas.
After business school, Gail worked as a bookkeeper for True Strong Construction. She later took a position with Sid Richardson Oil Company, bringing her back to Monahans, Texas. In June 1957, Gail met Charles Wolfe at Casey's drive-in. After a quick courtship, she married Charles in January 1958. They spent 54 years raising four children.
Gail joined her husband and father-in-law as a bookkeeper at the family-owned Wolfe and Son Automotive. She later began her career in education and spent over 30 years inspiring young minds.
As a mother to four, Gail went above and beyond to ensure her children had everything they needed. As Granny to 12 grandchildren - Gail was a master at making her grandchildren's world magical through imagination.
Always on the move, Gail enjoyed shopping and traveling, but her favorite thing was being surrounded by her family.
She will always be remembered for her kind heart, bright smile, and giving spirit.
Gail is preceded in death by her parents, Bryson P. McNeely and Creola L Bivins. Her husband, Charles Wolfe. Her sister Shelby Jean Jeffords and brother Tommy "Mac" McNeely.
She is survived by her son, Louis Wolfe, and wife, Monya. Daughter Marilyn Johnson, son Todd Wolfe, son Mark Wolfe and fiance Melissa. Gail was "Granny" to Zack Wolfe, Aaron Sanders, Audrey Hobbs, Aaron Wolfe, Natalie Torresdey, Terry Tillman, Randy Wolfe, Kathleen Wolfe-Garza, Madison Wolfe, Carson Wolfe, Grace Johnson, Colson Wolfe, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Special thank you to the staff at The Madison Medical Resort, the team at Medical Center Hospital, and Home Hospice for their loving care of Gail.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to your charity of choice benefiting children's education.
Online condolences can be made at www.harkeyfunerals.com.