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Gail Eves

August 29, 1961 — June 26, 2016

Celebration of life will beheld at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints 2828 McCray st on Wednesday 29 for a loving sister and friend Gail "Pierce" Eves beginning at 11:00 a.m

Born to Mayme (Shephard) Pierce and Truman Pierce on August 29, 1961. Gail was the youngest child of 5 children between both of her parents. She spent her youth in California, mostly living in Bakersfield, Ca.

Gail was a very active person. Riding horses was second nature to her. She was experienced in breaking and training horses. She loved visiting her uncle George's cattle ranch, riding, branding, and fixing fences.

One of her many talents was working on cars. She would surprise the boys with her knowledge of the inner workings of cars. She could tear down and put together a car like no one else. She loved everything about cars and vehicles. She worked for a towing/recycle company. She drove trucks and cars for many years. She was the best parts delivery person the towing company ever had!

All her life she battled diabetes. She was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the tender age of 8 years old. She developed many complications due to the diabetes. One complication was the loss of one of her eyes. She had a prosthetic eye for over 20 years. Having lost her sight in one eye did not slow her down, much. In 1994 she had a liver- pancreas transplant. Gail loved to tell how she used to be diabetic but was not after her transplant. She continued to battle health issues all her life, until her passing away.

Gail loved children. She was never a mother, but she would readily adopt other children. They turned to her for love, affection and guidance. She loved her nieces and nephews. She had two stepsons and a grand daughter she doted on, although she was not able to see her often.

Gail married the love of her life, Steve Eves in her later years. They built a life together until he passed away in 2004.

She had a heart of gold. She was always willing to help others, sacrificing for others. She was very resourceful. Using a phone, she could knew who to call or how to make something happen to help someone in need.

Gail is preceded in death by her parents, Truman Pierce and Mayme (Shephard) Pierce, and her husband, Steve Eves. She is survived by siblings, Linda Duncan (Paintsville, Kentucky), Gary Duncan (Strunk, Kentucky), Doncilla (Donnie) Riedel (Worthing, South Dakota), and Leon Pierce (Canon City, Colorado), and step children Lonnie Eves and Larry Eves, a grand-daughter and several nieces and nephews.

Gail's presence will be missed. The words of her cousin, Laura Brown, reflect what everyone felt about Gail,
"We celebrate Gail's life because she took life by the horns. She took life for a ride. God bless you Gail, for enriching our life with your presence forever, and ever you will be remembered."
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Pacific time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

5600 Panarama Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93306

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