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Gail (Richardson) Cordova

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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 10:24 am

Gail (Richardson) Cordova, 72, of Rancho Santa Fe, CA died on December 14, 2013. Beloved wife of Gary Cordova, who grew up on Coronado. Loving mother of Heather (Tarrant) Foley of Darien, CT, Katie (Tarrant) Heller of West Hartford, CT and Peter Tarrant of Darien, CT. Grandmother of Hannah and John Foley, Maggie, Sam and Finn Heller and Lily and Russell Tarrant. After attending Arizona State University, Gail stayed home to raise her three children. She was a prolific and talented artist. In the 1970s, Gail worked as an executive secretary in the San Francisco offices of brokerage firm Drexel Burnham Lambert. Her most impressive professional achievement came during the years Gail and Gary lived in Vail, CO where she opened Petals of Provence, a highly successful florist and home accessories store. Gail went on to become one of the leading florists in the Vail Valley before retiring to Rancho Santa Fe in 2011. A beautiful, loving, selfless wife, mother, grandmother and friend…Gail will be sorely missed. A private celebration of Gail's life was held on January 11th. Donations in Gail's memory can be made to Art Reach San Diego, ( a non-profit organization that provides free art programs to children in K-6 schools.

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