Gail K. Whittier

Dec 21, 2013

Union — Gail K. Whittier, 68, passed away peacefully Dec. 19, 2013, at home in Union surrounded by her daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Bruce.

Gail was born March 19, 1945, to Stephen and Laura Storer Kirkpatrick in Rockland. She grew up there and lived there all of her life. She graduated from Union High School in the class of 1963. She married Bob Whittier on Oct. 12, 1963. Gail was a school bus driver for SAD 40 for 45 years, starting in 1968 and retiring in 2013. Gail transported three generations of kids during her career. She and her husband started Winter Wind Farm in the late 1970s on Overlock Hill Road in Union.

Gail enjoyed gardening and working at Union Agway.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Whittier.

She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Dawson and her husband Bruce of Jefferson, grandson Derek Dawson of Readfield; two brothers, Gary Kirkpatrick of Augusta and Richard Kirkpatrick of Union; and sister Jada Beardsley of Union.

Contributions to the Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841 may be made in her memory.

A service to celebrate Gail’s life will take place Sunday, Dec. 22, at Union Elementary School, 1070 Heald Highway, (Route 17) Union, Maine.

Burial will be in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery in Union.

You are invited to share condolences with the Whittier family by visiting their Book of Memories at

Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, is caring for the family.

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