Grace Gager

Hamilton County

Grace Barbara Gager, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 in the Memory Care Unit of the Terrace.She was born on April 19, 1921 in Detroit, Mich. She was of the Lutheran faith.Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Aurelia and Hazen Vogt; her loving husband, Captain Oliver Wesley Gager; and her beloved daughter Barbara Sellers.She was a caring and dutiful wife to her husband Oliver, who was a Pilot Captain for U.S. Airways. They were members of the Soaring Wagles Club, where they had many friends. As the wife of a pilot, they moved often and had many adventures in life. She and her husband retired to Crystal River, Fla., where they lived for 30 years. Grace moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., 3 years ago, to be closer to her granddaughter, Jennifer Thal.She is survived by her son, Wesley Gager, of Yankeetown, Fla.; granddaughter, Jennifer Thal (Jake), of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; grandsons Mark Osborn (Angie), of Columbus, Oh., and Michael Osborn, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and 3 great-grandchildren, Natalie and Maggie Thal, and Andrew Osborn.A special thanks to the residents and staff at the Terrace, companions through Home Helpers, and Hospice of Chattanooga.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.The services will be a private gathering of family.Funeral arrangements by Vanderwall Funeral Home, Dayton, Tennessee.Please share your memories of Grace on her Online Guest Register at

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