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Jeanne Binns Gale, 84, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from a fall at her home. Jeanne was born in Richmond on May 10, 1932, to Horace and Edna Binns.
She graduated from John Marshall High School, where she met her soulmate and future husband, the late Jack Gale. She and Jack were married in June 1952. As the wife of an Air Force pilot, Jeanne moved all over the world. From the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States, to Europe and the Far East, she made lifelong friends all over the world.
When Jack retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1981, they moved to Fountain Valley, Calif., where Jack went to work for Northrop. While in California, Jeanne started playing tennis, and tennis became a lifelong passion of hers. Jeanne and Jack move back to Williamsburg in 1991 to retire and enjoy the rest of their lives. Jack and Jeanne became members of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. As members, Jack joined the Lions Club and Jeanne became a member of the Lady Lions. The kindness and love Jeanne showed to all people, especially to her friends and family, was what defined her throughout her life.
Always having a smile on her face, and thinking of others before ever thinking of herself, were the endearing qualities that made Jeanne a queen to her husband, an adored and cherished mother to her sons, a supportive mother to her two daughters-in-law, a loving sister and daughter, a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother and an example to others of what a good friend really means. It will be difficult to ever find a person who had the love in her heart and the kindness for others like Jeanne.
She is survived by her two sons, Steven (wife, Kathryn) and Michael (Kathleen); two sisters, Francis Anne Robins and Ella Jesse; along with five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Jamestown Road.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a contribution to the Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
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