Mary Gail Strobel
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June 2, 1939 ˜ January 30, 2019

Mary Gail Strobel, of Vancouver, WA, passed away January 30, 2019 in Tacoma, WA. Born Mary Gail Connolly in Portland, OR on June 2, 1939, she was the oldest daughter of Thomas and Beryl Connolly.
Mary Gail was married to Roger Strobel and they had two children, Darrell and Nancy.
She attended Immaculata Academy in Portland.
Mary Gail is remembered as a “mom” by so many people. She was a teacher’s assistant in the Evergreen School District helping special education children. She loved helping kids.
Mary Gail is survived by her daughter, Nancy; brother, Patrick; sisters, JoAnn andEileen; her daughter-in-law, Mariana; family members, Jim, Josh and Cara; and many other beloved nieces, nephews and family who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; son, Darrell; and brothers, Thomas, Billy and Michael.
Mary Gail’s funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., February 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vancouver. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Humane Society.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 17, 2019.
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February 17, 2019
Mary Gail was a classmate of mine in 2nd grade and then in high school. She was the one to organize our high school reunions and such a sweetheart. Even though we lived far apart we kept in touch and she will surely be missed.
Karen Birtchet
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