Gail Etherington, 67, passed away on Sunday, November 3, in Corvallis. Gail was born on December 5 to Earnest and Lois Russell (neé Johnson). She had two brothers, Lan and Kevin, and one sister, Kara, all of whom preceded her in death.
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Gail was a graduate of Lebanon High School. After graduation she began a job at the cannery in Stayton. Soon after, her son Jim was born in 1976. Gail began a successful career at Hewlett-Packard and worked until her retirement in 2015. In addition to being a loving mother and hard worker, Gail was a very independent woman with a wide variety of hobbies. Her creativity in refurbishing furniture, knitting, and sewing was unparalleled. Gail had a keen eye and loved to go antique shopping. She also had a love of the outdoors and frequently enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, and gardening.
She is survived by her mother, Lois; son Jim Etherington and wife Liz, and her two granddaughters Akila and Camas.