Gail Woodland was born Jan. 16, 1937, and passed away at home after a long illness on Oct. 27, 2013. Gail was the second of six children born to Mary Bernice Woodland and Joseph Sylvester Woodland in Nampa, Idaho.

Gail spent most of his childhood living and working in the Boise Valley, Dingle, Idaho, and living in Ellensburg, Wash., for a short time.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and ice skating on the many lakes and rivers near his childhood home in Parma, Idaho. After he left home he worked in Utah for a short time before returning to his parent's home in Parma. Shortly thereafter he was married to Karen Rider and they moved to Nevada to farm in the Kings River Valley with his father. In 1973 the family moved to Battle Mountain where Gail found employment working for Duval. He worked as a welder and mechanic for approximately 30 years before retiring.

Gail and Karen have 10 children: Debbie Warwood (Battle Mountain), Kristine Taylor (Battle Mountain), Brenda Fjeldsted (Fallon) Ken Woodland (LaBarge, Wyo.), Nancee Stallard (Battle Mountain), Mike Woodland (Spring Creek), Darrell Woodland (Chehalis, Wash.), Alan Woodland (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Carl Woodland (Heber City Utah) and Sandra Sherve (Battle Mountain). Gail is also survived by 36 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, his beloved wife Karen of 52 years, brother and sister in law Rich and Lori Woodland (Rexburg, Idaho) and sister Marilyn Gould (Dingle, Idaho).

Gail gave his life in the service of others and was respected and revered by many people who knew him. He was a great influence in his children and grandchildren's lives. He will be missed.

The funeral service will be at the LDS Chapel in Battle Mountain at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.