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“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 ”
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“Dear Friends,Whatever soothes your soul and comforts your heart..........whatever helps and heals you.................that's what you're wished today...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: David and Marilyn Rutherford - IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jennifer Hartman - Des Moines, IA

“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...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jennifer Wigton - Urbandale, IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Brent & Shirley Darling - Lansing, IA

“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...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Gerald Hill - Des Moines, IA

“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...Read More »
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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.