Gail was born March 13, 1938 and is the oldest child of Florence and Arthur Sperry from Nephi, Utah. Gail
passed away on July 3, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Never underestimate a red head who is under 5 feet tall. As a little girl, Gail attended school in Salem and Spanish Fork, Utah. Gail could memorize things quickly and had a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed being the center of attention. During school performances, she had opportunities to share her talents by singing and reciting poetry. During parades, Gail loved wearing her white boots with white tassels, as she twirled a baton and the marching band behind her.
Gail was spunky, classy and sassy. Gail began modeling and eventually she became a judge for beauty pageants. Gail had a talent for creating beauty with cosmetics and would help contestants with their makeup. Gail became an entrepreneur when she opened “Gail’s Optical Boutique”, a shop located in downtown Provo, Utah. Her shop was on the 2nd floor with steep stairs, but friends, family and customers made the trip because Gail would take time to visit with each person.
Eventually, she moved from the Salem and Springville area to Salt Lake City, Utah. Gail built a reputation of creating beauty while working for cosmetic companies within large department stores. Gail also received awards and honors for outstanding customer service while employed for a large hotel chain.
Gail loved animals, and they loved her. One cat named “Blaine” could literally speak English and tell time. When it was around dinner time, Blaine would say, “ggggaaaiiill… gggggaaaiiill… ” until Gail opened the door. Gail also had a miniature greyhound named Pinocchio and they would always twin by wearing matching sweaters.
Gail, you are loved and will always be remembered. Thanks for all the memories, good laughs and strong friendships. Thank you for being YOU!
Gail is preceded in death by her son Kirt Hutchings, her parents Florence and Arthur Sperry, and by Rodney
Sperry her brother. Gail is survived by her sister Karen Wigington of Salem Utah, and by her brother, Bruce
and his wife Ronda Sperry of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services will be at 11:30am Friday, July 8, 2022.
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