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Gail Allison (Andrews) Andrews-Forman

October 17, 1961 ~ April 4, 2018 (age 56)

Gail Allison Andrews-Forman, age 56 years young, a devoted wife, friend, volunteer, and smart business woman departed to heaven on April 4, 2018. She was born on October 17, 1961 in Phoenix, AZ and lived her entire life in Arizona. Gail is survived by her husband, Geno Forman, step-children, Devin Forman, Cara Lynn Forman Roth and her husband Carl, grandchildren Caiden, Cammy, and Courtlyn. Her parents were Harry and Gloria Andrews. Gail was a happy surprise to her older parents who lived through the Depression. They taught her many lessons, including hard work and the importance of living below one’s means which was ingrained in her. Gail was a lot like her father, she never met a stranger, and always had a warm hello for anyone she encountered. She was a beautiful person inside and out with a big heart full of kindness, energy, and a warm endearing smile. Gail graduated from Arcadia High School, and had a BS in business from Arizona State University, with an emphasis in international business and minors in English and Japanese. Drawn to the holistic and disciplined nature of the Japanese, Gail studied the language to better understand the culture. She was drawn to Zazen, the practice of Zen meditation which teaches harmony, balance, and centering. In 2008 Gail married her best friend and love of her life, Geno Forman. They built a beautiful life together with the foundation of family, friends, and a deep love of their faith. Gail loved spending time with Geno, their children and grandchildren. Gail was business partners with Rebecca Kennell at Custom Financial Design, and she enjoyed 28 years of helping people gain financial peace and making sense of their retirement. Gail was a trained classical dancer in her youth, and she had studied and taught fitness and enjoyed exercising. She supported several charities and non-profits, including being past president of the Japan-America Society, Prince of Peace church council, Valley Leadership and she was a Scottsdale Char Women, to name a few. She was passionate about Valley animal causes including The Humane Society, HALO, Friends of Animal Care and Control and the AZ Animal Welfare League. She also enjoyed cuddling with rescue pets Mickey O’Malley, a robust tabby, and TUX, her short-haired black lab. Gail was smart, beautiful, playful, loving and had a witty sense of humor. She touched many of us with her positive light, and she will forever remind us to live our lives to the fullest. Services will be held at the Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Friday, April 13 at 11 am. Parking is limited so we ask that you carpool or UBER. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Prince of Peace Church.

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