Gail Christ

  • Born: February 19, 1956
  • Died: August 29, 2019
  • Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gail Ann Christ, 63, of West Des Moines, passed away August 29, 2019, at UnityPoint Taylor House after a four-year fight with brain cancer. A Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00pm September 6, 2019, at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Gail's Celebration Of Life will be held 2:00 pm September 7, 2019, at St. John's Lutheran Church (600 6th Ave. Des Moines).
She was a Licensed Social Worker with her Master's degree in Social Work from University of Iowa. Her 40-year career was spent working for people with disabilities including employment at Easter Seals of Iowa, Principal Financial Group, and Disability Determination Services.
Gail was born February 19, 1956 in Pocahontas, Arkansas, the daughter of Martin and Dorothy Rasmussen. Gail's greatest joy was raising two wonderful children and being united in marriage for thirty-eight years to her loving spouse Thomas Christ. She enjoyed memories of time with family members. She fondly recalled numerous vacations and road trips with her husband and children.
She is survived by her husband Thomas, and her two children Jonathan and Laura, all of West Des Moines; her sister Diana (Darrell) Dale, and brothers David (Lynn) Rasmussen, William (Belinda) Rasmussen, Jimmie Rasmussen, and Martin (Kimberly) Rasmussen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gail was preceded in death by her mother and father.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Iowa Homeless Youth Center of Des Moines or the UnityPoint Taylor House.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am very sorry for your loss and that I was out of town and missed her funeral. She was a very sweet lady, friend and co-worker.

Rose Slack

Posted by A friend   September 09, 2019

Dear Friends,
Whatever soothes your soul and comforts your heart..........whatever helps and heals you.................that's what you're wished today, tomorrow and in the days ahead. Thinking of you! Your friends and neighbors, Mary and David

Posted by David and Marilyn Rutherford - West Des Moines, IA - Friend   September 07, 2019

Gail was the first person I saw every morning for several years. I could always count on her to have a smile and a welcoming word or two. Her family was everything to her and she brightened every time she told me about the time you spent together. Gail was an angel here on earth with a light that shined brightly where ever she went. That light will continue on in the hearts of anyone who had the privilege of knowing her. May God comfort you in your time of mourning and her love for each of you hold until you are one day reunited in heaven.

Posted by Jennifer Hartman - Des Moines, IA   September 05, 2019

It was such a pleasure to work with Gail for the past decade. Gail was so dedicated to her work. She would meet with me with lists of questions to better help the people of Iowa, whom we serve. She would do whatever it took to provide them with the absolute best service. Even while battling her brain cancer, she would keep smiling and keep so positive. One time she was worried about me and my headache. I literally told her that my headache was nothing compared to what she was battling and she just smiled and said she was doing great. My heart breaks for all of you, as you grieve and face this new chapter of life without your mom/wife. Gail was so proud of you and her love for you was always evident and prominent. May your memories bring you peace.

Posted by Jennifer Wigton - Urbandale, IA - Coworker   September 05, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Tom, Laura & Jonathan. We met Gail and her family through my sister, Gayle, wife of brother, Jim Christ. She was a most pleasant person to be around. May God's Grace comfort you during this most difficult time.

Posted by Brent & Shirley Darling - Lansing, IA - Acquaintance   September 04, 2019

She was an amazing person to work with. I NEVER saw her without a smile. She will be greatly missed here at work. My thoughts and Prayers are with the family. That God may comfort you in this time of need.

Posted by Gerald Hill - Des Moines, IA   September 04, 2019

Tom, Jonathan and Laura
My heart goes out to you all and you know that Gail's life was well lived serving both you, her family, and everyone she helped in her incredible journey. She is sorely missed by all her knew her. God bless you during this time. Praying for you all.

Posted by Carol Bethards - Ankeny, IA   September 03, 2019