On the morning of April 19, 2018, Gail passed away at home after being in poor health for the last 10 years.
Gail was born in Glasgow, Montana on February 16, 1946. She was the first child of Charles and Margery Peterson, Jr. The family moved to Helena in fall of 1953. Gail graduated from Helena High School in 1964 and attended Montana State College (now MSU). She married Byron Danzer in 1965 and went to work for the phone company. While living in Bozeman, their daughter Michelle was born. The family moved to California and were later divorced. Gail held various positions in electronic companies in California and on the East Coast. One of her proudest accomplishments was installing and troubleshooting early electronic voice mail systems for businesses. She retired and moved back to Helena 20 years ago due to declining health. She was active in the Presbyterian Church, was a Senior Companion and did volunteer work at the Humane Society.
Gail was preceded in death by her parents and a niece, Jessica Dooley.
Gail is survived by her siblings, Craig Peterson of Australia, Becky Reidy of Washington, Wendy Peterson of Wyoming, Ann Danzer of Helena, by her daughter, Michelle Danzer, of California and by nieces and nephews, Terry Danzer, Sara, Hanna and Brian Reidy, Carley Dooley and Anton Glushko, she is also survived by a daughter, Julie Kelley, given up for adoption who she was fortunately able to connect with.
A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8th at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave. in Helena. A reception will follow the service at a location that will be announced at the service. In lieu of flowers memorials in honor of Gail are suggested to Pads for Paws or the Lewis and Clark humane society. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Gail.
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