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Faith J. Gaillard

d. April 16, 2007

Faith J. Gaillard, 83, of Mason City, died Monday, April 16, 2007 at the Good Shepherd Healthcare Center. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 20, 2007 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with Rev. Tom Healey ? Chaplain Hospice of North Iowa officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer?s Association, Mid-Iowa Chapter, 700 E. University, Des Moines, Iowa 50316, in her name. Faith J. Gaillard was born March 2, 1924 in Franklin, New Hampshire, the daughter of Archie and Ardis (Cilley) Severance, and step-father Amos Brown. Faith grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Lebanon High School. On January 23, 1943 Faith was united in marriage to Roger Gaillard in Lebanon, New Hampshire. They lived in many different areas including; Lebanon, New Hampshire, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, back to Lebanon, New Hampshire, Chicago, Illinois, West Chicago, Illinois, Loveland, Ohio, Roseville, Minnesota, and Fort Dodge, Iowa before moving to Mason City in 1993. Faith was employed as a secretary by the A.E. Lord Company in Lebanon, New Hampshire, worked for the Government payroll in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and was employed as a secretary for the Realtor Agency in West Chicago, Illinois. She served as President of the American Legion in West Chicago Illinois. Faith enjoyed bowling, golf, reading, playing cards, getting on the bus and going to the casino, and spending time with her family and friends. She always had a smile on her face and kept everyone on their toes with her feisty and spunky attitude. Everything we are today is because Mom showed us the way. Always there when we needed her; loving, patient, understanding, and compassionate. Mom taught us about life and the joy of living it. Thank-you Mom, we love you now and forever. Faith is survived by her children; Thomas Gaillard and fiancé LuAnn Billingsley of Manson, Iowa, Frank Gaillard and wife Nancy of Hudson, Wisconsin, Peter Gaillard and wife Pam of Spring, Texas, Patricia Morris and husband Kerry of Belmond, Iowa, Pamela Mueller and husband Mark of Mason City, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Faith was preceded in death by her parents; step-father Amos Brown; daughter-in-law Donna, and husband Roger. Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory (641)-423-0924 www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com

Visitation:
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at on April 20, 2007 (map/driving directions) 3:00 PM to 3:00 PM at on April 17, 2007 (map/driving directions)

Service:
2:00 PM at 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave on April 20, 2007 (map/driving directions)

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