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Obituary of Nolan and Madison Gail

Nolan Winslow Gail entered into this world on May 19, 1989 in Whittier, California as a sweet, cuddly baby boy. He grew into an adventurous man, who loved backpacking and snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada with his brother and best friend, Peter Gail, and sharing his life with his beautiful bride, Madison Gail.

Nolan grew up in Alta Sierra, California where he spent his childhood days dirt biking, tree climbing and exploring the great outdoors. He attended Twin Cities church, where he met his high school sweetheart, Madison Crossman, dominated the wrestling mat at Bear River High School; trained with the Army ROTC; studied at the University of Mobile, Alabama, Sierra College, and was currently enrolled in the University of Nevada Reno as a Mechanical Engineering major.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, Nolan Gail and his precious wife, Madison Gail, were tragically killed as the result of a fatal car accident on Highway 20 in Nevada City, California. Nolan’s devoted wife, Madison, entered the arms of Jesus on Friday, June 27, 2014, and Nolan followed her on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

Nolan is survived by his loving family: his father, Jeffrey Gail of Colfax and mother, Lisa Marie Gail of Rocklin; his brother, Peter Gail of Reno and his sister, Holly Gail of Rocklin.

Madison was born October 27, 1991 in Santa Cruz, California. The firstborn of three beautiful Crossman girls, Madison was instantly and keenly aware of all that surrounded her and navigated through her young life with purpose and intelligence. She moved with her family to Penn Valley in 2001, attended Pleasant Valley School, and graduated from Nevada Union High School in 2010. Maddy was determined to realize one of her deep professional goals and later graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Cooking was one of Maddy’s great passions and she was employed by a number of local restaurants including Cirino’s in Grass Valley. She was last employed at UNR as a grill cook; there she was blessed with many dear friendships.

Maddy shared her great love for the outdoors with her husband, Nolan; together they enjoyed camping, hiking, and biking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Maddy also had a deep love and affection for her two sisters, Lydia and Lilli, and spent as much time as possible in their presence. She and her husband spent every waking moment with their canine companion, Cooper, teaching him

a multitude of complex tricks. Maddy was quite possibly the most patient person alive, showing grace and acceptance to those she encountered daily. A beautiful, brilliant, and creative soul, Madison was an inspiration to those of us who were fortunate enough to know and love her.

On June 13, 2010, Maddy and Nolan Gail were blissfully married in Graeagle, California. From that day forward she remained devoted to him.

She possessed a deep personal resolve to Honor God above all things and to live out a daily covenant to her loving husband that truly inspired all that knew her. For the past two years, Maddy and Nolan made their home in Reno, Nevada.

Maddy is survived by her loving family; mother and father, Rhonda and Marty Crossman, and sisters, Lydia Malech (Crossman) and Lilliana of Penn

Valley; great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws, all of whom loved and cared for Madison deeply.

Our beautiful daughter and sister passed away June 27, 2014, and is now safe in Jesus’ arms, together with her beloved, Nolan. Rest in peace, dear one, you will always occupy a special place in our hearts.

A memorial service will be held at Twin Cities Church on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. to honor the lives of the beloved couple, Nolan and Madison Gail.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Twin Cities Church/Student Ministries to support Youth Camp Scholarships. For more information

you may contact the church @ (530)273-6425.


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The Union Updated Jul 14, 2014 02:33PM Published Jul 14, 2014 01:01PM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.