Gail R. Mortimore

October 25, 1943 - March 12, 2017

DECATUR - Gail Ruth Mortimore, 73, of Decatur, passed away at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Gail was born Oct. 25, 1943,  to the late Henry and Helen Bricker in Chicago.

Gail graduated from Gobles High School. In 2005, Gail retired from Welch’s in Lawton.  In 1990, she wed Merle Mortimore.  The two enjoyed spending time outdoors. Gail especially loved camping, four-wheeling, and going to swap meets. Most of all, though, Gail loved raising dogs with Merle; she had a fondness for French bulldogs and chihuahuas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles Archer; and brothers, Henry, Robert, and Jack Bricker.
Gail is survived by her husband, Merle Mortimore; daughter, Penny (Robert) Hamman; step-children, Penny Rhodes, Merle Paul Mortimore, Frank Mortimore, and Bonnie (Dave) Musall; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many extended family members and close friends.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 21, at Brown Funeral Home  & Cremation Services, Niles, at 2 p.m., with a time of visitation one hour prior.
Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at: or

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services,  Niles.


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