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Gail M. Deskins, 54

November 27, 2008

MARCH 22, 1954-NOV. 25, 2008

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Gail M. Deskins, 54, of Harpers Ferry, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born March 22, 1954, in Coventry, England, she was the daughter of Irene Startin Burwood of Harpers Ferry and the late John Burwood.

She worked for Charles Town (W.Va.) Races & Slots as a wardrobe manager.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.

She was a Girl Scout leader and a Girl Guide in Australia.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 36 years, Steven P. Deskins; one daughter, Marchetta I. Chapman of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one son, Steven J. Deskins of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, David J. Burwood of Greensboro, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

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A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 68, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442 or to Independent Fire Co., P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.

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