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Gaylord, MN 55334
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Gail Healy Kemp - Mysanfordherald

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gail loved the career of “mom.” Although taken way too soon, she is still taking on the role of “mom’” just from a higher vantage point.Gail is survived by her parents, Gaylord and Doloris Healy, her brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Donna Healy, her nieces, Katie and Megan Healy, her in-laws, Tim and Karen Kemp, another sister-in-law, Kamy Kemp, her husband, Keith Kemp, her dog Tucker that provided hours of companionship, and most importantly, her two loving sons, Austin Kemp and Brady Kemp.A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Baldwin-Fairchild Oaklawn Chapel in Sanford, FL. A Funeral Mass will take place at Annunciation Catholic Church is Altamonte Springs, FL on Wedensday, May 16, 2017 at 10:00am with a graveside service to follow at Oaklawn Park Cemetery in Sanford.In lieu of flowers, Gail has requested donations are made to either the Mayo Clinic Lung Transplant division or to any organ transplant organization one feels connected too, such as Donate Life. As well, Gail also requests, anyone who is able to, please sign up to be an organ and tissue donor in her honor.

Lillian Hanson

Monday, February 27, 2017

Naugatuck all of her life. She was a retired employee of the footwear division of Uniroyal, Inc. and a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.Lillian is survived by her daughter, Barbara Winslow (Gaylord Sanford); her son, Edward Hanson (Vickie); her son, Jeff Hanson (Donna); her step-son, Dwight Hanson Colella(Pat); her grandchildren, Denise Winslow, Ronald “Chuck” Winslow, Jr. (Kai), Keith Winslow (Chris), Larry Hanson, Sean Cummings (Jennifer), Katherine Grudzien (Steve), Chris Cummings (Christine), Jason Hanson and Amanda Bruce (Brandon); her 17 great grandchildren and her great great grandson. In addition to her husband and her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her son in law, Ronald Winslow, Sr., and her brother, Leroy Scheithe. The Family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Marva Binns for the daily care she provided. She has a special place in our hearts, and the nurses and caregivers at Vitas Healthcare for everything they do daily, not only for us, but everyone.We also thank Dr. Michael Savarese and Dr. Henry Borkowski for all they have done for us. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00am at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:00am at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, and to honor Lillian’s memory, contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Epis...

Death Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Monday, February 20, 2017

Toledo, formerly of Canyon Country, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 12, at Premier Estates, Toledo, of Parkinson's disease; Kruse-Phillips Funeral Homes, Tama-Toledo, (641) 484-3400.TOLEDO -- Gaylord R. Morgan, 45, of Toledo, died Sunday, Feb. 12, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics; Kruse-Phillips Funeral Homes, Tama-Toledo, (641) 484-3400.

Fisherman drowns after falling through ice in Northern Michigan - MLive.com

Monday, December 19, 2016

Community Church. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the church, followed by a service led by Pastor David Behling.Memorial donations in Weber's name can be directed to the DNR fisheries division in Gaylord.

Leon G. Billings, Architect of Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, Dies at 78 - New York Times

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Cuyahoga River in Ohio, polluted with oil slicks, had recently caught fire; big cities were grappling with pollution; Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin Democrat, had sponsored the first Earth Day, in 1970; and the Nixon administration, fearing a challenge by Mr. Muskie in the 1972 presidential campaign, was seeking to overcome the Maine senator’s advantage in the emerging environmental movement.With Mr. Muskie’s backing, Mr. Billings engineered his legislative coups as a shrewd, credible and dauntless negotiator, culling the characteristics he had admired most in his parents.Leon Gregory Billings was born on Nov. 19, 1937, in Helena, Mont., the state’s capital. His parents, Harry and Gretchen Billings, were editors of a weekly newspaper, The People’s Voice. Owned by a farmer-labor cooperative, The Voice did battle with daily newspapers controlled by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.“My folks had one rule,” Mr. Billings said. “Anybody’s welcome at the house as long as they bring their own bottle of whiskey.”His father was a firebrand. Above Harry Billings’s column in The People’s Voice was a quotation: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a time of moral crisis, refuse to take a stand.”After graduating in 1959 from the University of Montana, where he majored in history and political science, Leon worked as a reporter and farmworker organizer in California. He met and married Patricia Harstad there. (When she died in 1990, he had by then been living in Maryland and succeeded her as a delegate in the Maryland General Assembly.)Besides his son, Paul, from his first marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Shannon and Erin Billings, also from that marriage; his second wife, the former Cherry Allen; and four grandchildren.After lobbying for the American Public Power Association, Mr. Billings was recruited to join the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution of the Senate Committee on Public Works in 1966. He was Mr. Muskie’s chief of staff from 1966 to 1978 and later followed him to the State Department when Mr. Muskie was named to the cabinet by Mr. Carter. Mr. Billings became Mr. Muskie’s executive secretary.He later taught and became a consultant, advising clients, including corporations, he said, on how to “live and profit” while complying with environmental laws.“Leon’s work helped prevent any wholesale efforts at eliminating or rolling back those statutes,” Thomas C. Jorling, his counterpart for the subcommittee’s Republican minority, told The Associated Press.Mr. Billings was wistful in recalling the climate of bipartisan compromise on the Senate panel during his years working for Mr. Muskie. Indeed, he said, he and Mr. Jorling would come to terms as they car-pooled to Capitol Hill together in a pickup truck.Correction: November 18, 2016An earlier version of this obituary misidentified the family member Mr. Billings was visiting in Nashville when he died. It was a grandson, not a nephew. The earlier version also misstated the year Mr. Billings graduated from the University of Montana. It was 1...

Margery Leonard

Monday, September 26, 2016

Leonard of Marblehead, MA, along with many adored and loved nieces and nephews with whom she shared many travel and theatre adventures. Margery also leaves her dear friends, Semina DeLaurentis, Ruth Gaylord and Natalie Mitchinson who provided much love and support over many years. In addition to her husband and parents, Margery was predeceased by her son, Richard and her brothers, Roger and Franklyn. Margery’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff and administration of River Glen Health Care Center of Southbury, for their loving, professional care over the last several months.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 25 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends are asked to please meet directly at the Church. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 4-7 pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. To honor Margery’s memory, contributions may be made to Beacon Hose Company #1, 35 No. Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06403 or to Seven Angels Theatre, One Plank Road, Waterbury, CT 06705.

These days, even wakes for the dead can be dangerous places to be - Miami Herald

Monday, September 05, 2016

Curtiss Pky. in Miami Springs.‘FAMILY PARTY WITH A PURPOSE’Families from throughout the country will join Tom Joyner at the 2016 Tom Joyner Family Reunion from Thursday through Monday at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, for the annual event called “Family Party with a Purpose.”Since 2003, Joyner has hosted the event, along with Allstate Insurance Co., which features an all-star lineup to include inspirational music and speakers, comedians, and popular entertainers such as Jill Scott, El DeBarge and lots more.There may still be tickets available for you and your family. Go to, FamilyReunion.BlackAmericaWeb.com for more information.

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Gail Healy Kemp - Mysanfordherald

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gail loved the career of “mom.” Although taken way too soon, she is still taking on the role of “mom’” just from a higher vantage point.Gail is survived by her parents, Gaylord and Doloris Healy, her brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Donna Healy, her nieces, Katie and Megan Healy, her in-laws, Tim and Karen Kemp, another sister-in-law, Kamy Kemp, her husband, Keith Kemp, her dog Tucker that provided hours of companionship, and most importantly, her two loving sons, Austin Kemp and Brady Kemp.A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Baldwin-Fairchild Oaklawn Chapel in Sanford, FL. A Funeral Mass will take place at Annunciation Catholic Church is Altamonte Springs, FL on Wedensday, May 16, 2017 at 10:00am with a graveside service to follow at Oaklawn Park Cemetery in Sanford.In lieu of flowers, Gail has requested donations are made to either the Mayo Clinic Lung Transplant division or to any organ transplant organization one feels connected too, such as Donate Life. As well, Gail also requests, anyone who is able to, please sign up to be an organ and tissue donor in her honor.

Lillian Hanson

Monday, February 27, 2017

Naugatuck all of her life. She was a retired employee of the footwear division of Uniroyal, Inc. and a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.Lillian is survived by her daughter, Barbara Winslow (Gaylord Sanford); her son, Edward Hanson (Vickie); her son, Jeff Hanson (Donna); her step-son, Dwight Hanson Colella(Pat); her grandchildren, Denise Winslow, Ronald “Chuck” Winslow, Jr. (Kai), Keith Winslow (Chris), Larry Hanson, Sean Cummings (Jennifer), Katherine Grudzien (Steve), Chris Cummings (Christine), Jason Hanson and Amanda Bruce (Brandon); her 17 great grandchildren and her great great grandson. In addition to her husband and her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her son in law, Ronald Winslow, Sr., and her brother, Leroy Scheithe. The Family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Marva Binns for the daily care she provided. She has a special place in our hearts, and the nurses and caregivers at Vitas Healthcare for everything they do daily, not only for us, but everyone.We also thank Dr. Michael Savarese and Dr. Henry Borkowski for all they have done for us. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00am at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:00am at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, and to honor Lillian’s memory, contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Epis...

Death Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Monday, February 20, 2017

Toledo, formerly of Canyon Country, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 12, at Premier Estates, Toledo, of Parkinson's disease; Kruse-Phillips Funeral Homes, Tama-Toledo, (641) 484-3400.TOLEDO -- Gaylord R. Morgan, 45, of Toledo, died Sunday, Feb. 12, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics; Kruse-Phillips Funeral Homes, Tama-Toledo, (641) 484-3400.

Fisherman drowns after falling through ice in Northern Michigan - MLive.com

Monday, December 19, 2016

Community Church. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the church, followed by a service led by Pastor David Behling.Memorial donations in Weber's name can be directed to the DNR fisheries division in Gaylord.

Leon G. Billings, Architect of Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, Dies at 78 - New York Times

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Cuyahoga River in Ohio, polluted with oil slicks, had recently caught fire; big cities were grappling with pollution; Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin Democrat, had sponsored the first Earth Day, in 1970; and the Nixon administration, fearing a challenge by Mr. Muskie in the 1972 presidential campaign, was seeking to overcome the Maine senator’s advantage in the emerging environmental movement.With Mr. Muskie’s backing, Mr. Billings engineered his legislative coups as a shrewd, credible and dauntless negotiator, culling the characteristics he had admired most in his parents.Leon Gregory Billings was born on Nov. 19, 1937, in Helena, Mont., the state’s capital. His parents, Harry and Gretchen Billings, were editors of a weekly newspaper, The People’s Voice. Owned by a farmer-labor cooperative, The Voice did battle with daily newspapers controlled by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.“My folks had one rule,” Mr. Billings said. “Anybody’s welcome at the house as long as they bring their own bottle of whiskey.”His father was a firebrand. Above Harry Billings’s column in The People’s Voice was a quotation: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a time of moral crisis, refuse to take a stand.”After graduating in 1959 from the University of Montana, where he majored in history and political science, Leon worked as a reporter and farmworker organizer in California. He met and married Patricia Harstad there. (When she died in 1990, he had by then been living in Maryland and succeeded her as a delegate in the Maryland General Assembly.)Besides his son, Paul, from his first marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Shannon and Erin Billings, also from that marriage; his second wife, the former Cherry Allen; and four grandchildren.After lobbying for the American Public Power Association, Mr. Billings was recruited to join the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution of the Senate Committee on Public Works in 1966. He was Mr. Muskie’s chief of staff from 1966 to 1978 and later followed him to the State Department when Mr. Muskie was named to the cabinet by Mr. Carter. Mr. Billings became Mr. Muskie’s executive secretary.He later taught and became a consultant, advising clients, including corporations, he said, on how to “live and profit” while complying with environmental laws.“Leon’s work helped prevent any wholesale efforts at eliminating or rolling back those statutes,” Thomas C. Jorling, his counterpart for the subcommittee’s Republican minority, told The Associated Press.Mr. Billings was wistful in recalling the climate of bipartisan compromise on the Senate panel during his years working for Mr. Muskie. Indeed, he said, he and Mr. Jorling would come to terms as they car-pooled to Capitol Hill together in a pickup truck.Correction: November 18, 2016An earlier version of this obituary misidentified the family member Mr. Billings was visiting in Nashville when he died. It was a grandson, not a nephew. The earlier version also misstated the year Mr. Billings graduated from the University of Montana. It was 1...

Margery Leonard

Monday, September 26, 2016

Leonard of Marblehead, MA, along with many adored and loved nieces and nephews with whom she shared many travel and theatre adventures. Margery also leaves her dear friends, Semina DeLaurentis, Ruth Gaylord and Natalie Mitchinson who provided much love and support over many years. In addition to her husband and parents, Margery was predeceased by her son, Richard and her brothers, Roger and Franklyn. Margery’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff and administration of River Glen Health Care Center of Southbury, for their loving, professional care over the last several months.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 25 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends are asked to please meet directly at the Church. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 4-7 pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. To honor Margery’s memory, contributions may be made to Beacon Hose Company #1, 35 No. Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06403 or to Seven Angels Theatre, One Plank Road, Waterbury, CT 06705.

These days, even wakes for the dead can be dangerous places to be - Miami Herald

Monday, September 05, 2016

Curtiss Pky. in Miami Springs.‘FAMILY PARTY WITH A PURPOSE’Families from throughout the country will join Tom Joyner at the 2016 Tom Joyner Family Reunion from Thursday through Monday at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, for the annual event called “Family Party with a Purpose.”Since 2003, Joyner has hosted the event, along with Allstate Insurance Co., which features an all-star lineup to include inspirational music and speakers, comedians, and popular entertainers such as Jill Scott, El DeBarge and lots more.There may still be tickets available for you and your family. Go to, FamilyReunion.BlackAmericaWeb.com for more information.