Gail R. Ware, age 61 of Wenatchee and Oroville, died on June 28, 2014 at home in Oroville. He was born on August 1, 1952 in Wenatchee to parents Orvin “Bud” and Ruth Ware.
Gail grew up in a house that had a couple acres of orchard up Mission Creek. He played high school basketball and baseball for Cashmere High School and graduated in 1970. Gail then attended Washington State University where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated in 1975 with a pharmacy degree.
In 1974 he married Debby Jones and together they had two children, Erik and Elliott. He moved to Fort Worth, Texas and worked in a pharmacy internship form 1975-76. He moved back to Wenatchee and in 1977 began working at Central Washington Hospital, working there for the next 20 years. For five years during this time he also worked as a pharmacist in Chelan.
On Aug. 4, 1990, he married Rosemary Sager and became the father of two more children. Mishel and Buddy. In 1997, Gail began working at Roy’s Pharmacy in Tonasket.
Gail participated in Ridge to River when it first began. He like to go boating at Lake Chelan, did a little bit of snow skiing and was an avid motorcycle rider all of his life.
Gail is survived by his wife, Rose of Wenatchee; children Erik of Wenatchee, Elliot of Portland, Mishel Feerer of Wenatchee and Buddy Sager of East Wenatchee; sister Sharon Ware of Wenatchee; nine grandchildren: Drake Holliday, Makeli and Seth Sager, Aurora Feerer, Lauren, Lydia, Bryce, Cal and Julia Ware.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Angela Rolen.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Tonasket Free Methodist Church with Pastor Ron Wise, officiating. Memorials may be made to an organization of your choice.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements