WASHBURN – Gail A. (Wolford) Drost. On June 26, 2004, I felt tired and fell asleep in death at a Mars Hill healthcare facility after a long struggle with numerous health issues. I lived 56 years in this world and had a good life. I had the fortune to travel extensively throughout the lower 48 states, Canada and Europe. I was born Nov. 26, 1947, in Winsted, Conn. My parents were George and Rose Wolford. I spent my whole life in service to others as a registered nurse by providing care and comfort to those in need through my nursing profession. I worked at Providence Hospital in the ICU, the South Shore Hospital in the ICU and as a surgical nurse, Nobel Hospital as the head pediatric nurse and later as the IV nurse, and ended my nursing career as a school nurse for the Sandisfield Public School. I retired in 1998 and spent every minute with my beloved husband of 34 years, Gene. I met Gene in 1969 and married him in 1970. I also have two other loves in my life, “The Girls”; Haley Bop, the Boxer and Cinnamon, the Chocolate Lab/Brittany Spaniel mix. I had a good life. I loved to go camping, cooking, playing the mountain dulcimer, and to explore all that Mother Nature had to offer. We had plenty of laughs together. Family and friends will be gathering 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, to celebrate my life. My funeral services will held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 52 Second St., Presque Isle. You know how much I always enjoyed flowers during my lifetime. I ask that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washburn Fire Dept., P.O. Box 504, Washburn, ME 04786, who upon many occasions came to my home and graciously and politely helped me recover from my impromptu up close and personal inspection of the floors in my home.