Gail Person
1941 - 2021
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Gail Person was born on May 5, 1941 in Denver to John and Betty Person. He and his family moved to Durango in the 3rd grade. After college he returned to Durango and opened a successful dental practice. He practiced dentistry for 39 years in Durango. He loved his community and often gave back to the community his time and talent.

Gail passed away on January 10, 2021 in Phoenix, where he and his wife Jan spent the winters. He is survived by his wife, his brother Michael, two sons: Steve and Mark, and five grandchildren.

Services will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10am at St. Columba Catholic Church, 1801 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO, with burial to follow at Greenmount Cemetery.

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Published in Pine River Times on Jan. 20, 2021.
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February 19, 2021
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The McCanlies Family
January 31, 2021
Gail and Jan were some of our first friends when we moved to Durango some 47 years ago. We had lots and lots of fun times together with our families, hiking, church and breakfast afterwards, dances at the Elks, meals at the cabin on Electra. He will be missed but we know some day we'll do some more hiking and sharing meals together. God bless you Jan and all the rest of your family.
Joe & Lois Zuber Zuber
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January 27, 2021
Gail was so kind and compassionate and was my dentist when I lived in Bayfield many years ago. Please except my sincere condolences. God bless all of you.
Judi Dyer
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January 26, 2021
So sad to hear of my Uncle Gail's passing. Although we lived very far apart, with me in Canada, I had gotten to know to him and Aunt Jan so much better over the past number of years with a couple of Arizona trips and through periodic calls, emails and texts. Our last visit nearly one year ago now was something special. My family (wife Cory, and daughter Jessica) will cherish the laughs and memories we shared for years to come. Sharing the last photo we have together along with my daughter Jessica & Aunt Jan. Rest in peace Dear Uncle.
John Person
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January 24, 2021
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January 24, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Gail. Our condolences and prayers to Janet and family!
Reef and Marj Egger
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January 24, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 23, 2021
I knew Gail from our mutual membership in the Durango Rotary Club and several bird hunting trips to South Dakota and his flying trips there
I remember the hunting because Gail often used ear protection and we had a hard time getting his attention to let him know our hunting time was over and we needed go home. He was a wonderful man and may God bless him and his family.
Barney and Phyllis Anderson
Friend
January 23, 2021
He was a wonderful pilot and would fly us to Missouri and back in his plane. God bless Jan and family!
Sharon howlett
Friend
January 22, 2021
I'm so sorry to have heard about Gail's passing. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Christina
January 21, 2021
Sending my sincere condolences to Jan and Doc's family. Rest in light and love Doc!
Sally Silva
Friend
January 21, 2021
To Dr. Person, it’s been over 30 some plus years since I spent many of hours in your chair, where you gave to me a gift of a smile to be proud of. Each day since, when I look in the mirror, I thank you for your talent, patience and gentleness. I shall alway remember you and be grateful that you put an end to my insecurity.
Ms. Snaggletooth
with love
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 20, 2021
Great dentist! Nice hombre! RIP "Eternal rest grant unto him oh lord and may perpetual light shine upon him".
Phil Alcon
Acquaintance
January 20, 2021
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Janet, the kids, and everyone who knew Gail. I got to know him over the last couple of years and will say he made a wonderful impression on me. Rest in Peace and Bless your Family. Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson
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January 20, 2021
My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace Dr. Person. I sure am going to miss you.
Wendy Mosiman
Friend
January 20, 2021
I recall the wonderment of seeing Gail riding his horse through Durango with his falcon on his arm. A wonderful man, indeed!
gary mason
Friend
January 20, 2021
I went to the Abbey School with Gail, and, in addition to being a patient of his, I recall early days
watching in wonder as Gail rode his horse through Durango with his falcon on his arm! A wonderful man, indeed!
gary mason
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