Gail Marie (Philibert) Baumgartner, 64, of Azusa passed away at Methodist Hospital of Southern California on December 31, 2018. Gail was born February 18, 1954 in Concord, NH, daughter of Wilfred Frank and Phyllis Lorraine (Smith) Philibert. She graduated Concord High School and relocated to southern California, having earned an Associate’s Degree from Mt. San Antonio Community College. On June 18, 1976, she married Kenneth Allen Baumgartner, having enjoyed 42 years of matrimony. They made their home in Azusa, CA since 1981. Gail was an avid volunteer for both the PTA and Girl Scouts, as well as a familiar face in the Home Depot Garden Department.
She is survived by her sister Bette (of Penacook, NH), her husband, Kenneth, her daughters Karen and Laura, and five grandchildren. Services will be on Friday, January 11 at 7pm at White’s Funeral Home, 404 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa.
Notes of condolence to the family are kindly received by Mr. Kenneth Baumgartner at 858 E. Glenlyn Dr., Azusa, CA, 91702-3902.
Gail had a lifelong love of gardening, passing this passion on to her children and grandchildren. Her garden, modeled after local public gardens, has been a central living backdrop in our family’s lives. In lieu of flowers, consider donations in Gail’s honor to The Arboretum in Arcadia, CA at www.arboretum.org/support/tributes-and-memorials/