Gail Hardcastle

2015-Gail_Hardcastle (2)April 25, 1944 – September 18, 2015

Gail Irene Hardcastle, 71, passed away September 18, 2015. She was born April 25, 1944, in Tampa, Florida, to Henry Ellis Whitaker and Ethel Irene King Whitaker.

Gail married Dewey Hardcastle on September 27, 1976, in California and they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Santa Monica Temple in Los Angeles, California, June 8, 1978. They later moved to Hurricane, Utah, in 1982.

She was an outgoing woman who loved every type of adventure, never turning away a chance for new experiences. She loved to travel all over the world, but felt the most joy when outdoors, right here in Southern Utah, especially while horseback riding.

Gail had a strong business sense about her and always seemed to have some new business venture going, with other ideas on the side line waiting for the right time. She successfully opened and operated the Sunset West Bowling Center for many years before selling it, enabling her the time she needed to selflessly care for her husband in his final years.

Gail had a deep love for her grandchildren and enjoyed having many adventures with them. She, along with her husband, enjoyed many outdoor activities, such as boating and waterskiing, snow skiing, hiking, and especially horseback riding. Together they traveled many of the trails in beautiful southern Utah, often taking the time to visit with people she met along the way.

1973 (2a)Gail served in many positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and loved to serve as a temple worker serving the patrons. She most recently enjoyed serving in the family history center. One of her greatest talents in this life was serving others. She was always ready and willing to help anyone around who needed her.

She is survived by her mother, Ethel Whitaker; brothers, Richard and Doug Whitaker; sister, Wendy Hatfield; son, Kevin Gardner; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Gail was preceded in death by her father, Henry Whitaker; daughter, Kim Judd; husband, Dewey Hardcastle; and sister, Lynn Lister.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Hurricane 10th Ward Chapel, 1178 S. 700 West, Hurricane.
  • Friends may visit Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the chapel.
  • Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Gail’s guestbook.


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