Gail Kuzaro

Gail Kuzaro died peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2019.

Gail Kuzaro died peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2019.

Gail was born in Coalmont, Colorado on December 31, 1926 to Tom and Naomi Macfarlane. In 1932, the family moved to Balck Diamond.

Gail spent most of her life in Black DIamond and graduated from Enumclaw High School. She married Bob Kuzaro in 1944. Soon after they moved to Joanesville, Alaska where Bob worked in the coal mines for a few years. In 1953, they returned to Black Diamond and started Kuzaro Logging.

Gail helped with the business and also worked at a Dental Office in Enumclaw for many years.

After retiring, Bob and Gail enjoyed several winters in Arizona always returning to Black Diamond for the spring and summer. Bob died in 1994, after fifty years of marriage. Gail eventually moved to Maple Valley and continued to spend the winter months in Arizona. During that time, she met Joe Kirk of Salem, Oregon and they spent several happy years together until his passing.

Gail will be remembered for many things. Including her love for her grandchildren and taking them on many adventures in their motor home. She enjoyed entertaining, playing cards, gol ng, bowling and gardening. Some of Gail’s happiest times were spent in the motor home traveling to Alaska, down south and many trips to Reno with her sisters-in-law and several friends. These were fun times for Gail!!

She will be missed by her children Gerald Kuzaro (Nancy), Daneel Kuzaro (Jim Calvery) and Kim Kleppen (Art) and her grandchildren Joe Kuzaro (Jesslyn), Brian Calvery (Suzannah), Thomas Calvery (Jennifer), Clare Calvery (Dave Stevens) and three great-grandchildren – Duncan Calvery, Kadance and Davy Stevens and countless nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 10 at the Black Diamond Eagles from 1-4 p.m. Donations in her memory can be made to the Black Diamond Museum.

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