Gail LeeAnn Fogleman, 45, Grangeville

Gail LeeAnn Fogleman, 45, of Grangeville died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, near Grangeville, Idaho. Gail was born in Greenville, Calif, June 23, 1974 to Bill and Carol Fogleman. She has two brothers: Jim Fogleman, wife, Jodi, and their two sons: TJ and Justin Fogleman and Steve Fogleman, wife, Misti, their daughters, Kryslyn and Katelyn and their daughters, Everly and Ember. Her family moved to Grangeville, Idaho, where she was raised, shortly after she was born. She graduated from Grangeville High School in 1992. She married Jason Barela in 1997 and they had two of their own beautiful daughters: Stephanie Jayde and Marissa Kayde. Stephanie has Gail’s first grandson, Jaxon Lee and Marissa has her first granddaughter, Aylah Jay. She loved her grandchildren more than anything and they knew her as Nanna.

Gail had always worked, starting at the video store in high school to the Forest Service, to Grangeville Health & Rehab where her patients and their families loved her. Her compassion, ambitiousness and her skills made her shine. Where Gail felt best was bartending at the Triangle for Chuck. She could be herself and laugh, have fun and still get paid. She recently decided to further her skills and went out on a limb and went to work for her brother, Jim Fogleman or James to the crew, being a carpenter. Her nephews were apprehensive at first, but Gail worked even harder to prove herself and the boys started calling her ANT TEE Gail. She had made the cut! Gail told everyone, “my brother says, ‘See you on Monday’, so I guess I am doing good, I still have a job.”

Gail always owned dogs, Sue and Zuki. She and Zuki had a crazy bond; he would follow her everywhere and if needed, he would track her down. It broke her heart to let those dogs go, then she got Ziggy. Now that dog could tell us some stories. He was a lot like Zuki;, he would find her anywhere. Ziggy would walk across town if he needed to get to her. They were best friends. Everyone knows Ziggy just as much as they did Gail. He went with her everywhere. The point being, is she had the same way with people. When she walked in the room you knew it, her presence was enlightening, her smile beamed, and everyone wanted to be around her. She never met a stranger and if you were, you weren't by the time she left. You would be friends.

Gail was so many things: intelligent, beautiful, loving, strong, hilarious, vibrant, loud, passionate, witty, personable, genuine, true and the most important, real. When she loved, she loved hard without double standards or second thoughts. She loved everyone especially, her family. She was so proud to be a Fogleman. She always had the right words of advice; whether you liked it or not, she spoke them, and it was always the truth. Gail never put a person down to make herself feel better or hold a grudge. She lived every day to the fullest. Whatever was thrown her way, she dealt with it and kept on going.

Gail might have walked a different path in her life than most, but she walked it with her head held high and a smile on her face, rocking it with her Gail Swagger. She made it a beautiful adventure and touched so many with her infectious personality and that's why we all loved her so much.

There's a saying, "The sky looks different when you’ve got someone you love up there". So, when you look at the sky tonight, and you see that one star shining brighter than all the rest, tell her hi, because Gail always shined the brightest.

Gail was preceded in death by Jason Barela, Pa Weant, Big Ma and Pa Fogleman, Aunt Genevia, Uncle Bob, four cousins: Brian Fogleman, Jerry Fogleman, Cassy Fogleman and James Fenten.

She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie and Marissa; parents, Bill and Carol Fogleman; brothers, Jim (Jodi) Fogleman and Steve (Misti) Fogleman; grandchildren; Jaxon and Aylah; nephews, TJ and Justin Fogleman; nieces, Kryslyn and Katelyn; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life, followed by a covered dish dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the River Clan at Harpster at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. You may submit condolences to the family to

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Liz Gill

Gail was a unique, one of a kind, free spirit! I still haven't accepted the fact she's gone so I dont have to grieve but I am constantly reminded with pictures of us, her phone # is still in my phone (won't ever erase it), things she has given me over the years etc. So today I decided to write this to help me accept the fact she will never come bouncing through my front door with a smile as big as the state of Texas, brightening up my whole house!!! Even when she came by to talk or vent because she was upset, her energy was overwhelming. Her heart was as big as her personality and her soul was as deep as the ocean!! She left behind a little piece of herself with each of us that knew her in our hearts and in our memories....I will always remember her and its guaranteed she will never be forgotten...From the Asker's employees X-mas party we crashed every year (and had way more fun then they did!) to all the times at The Triangle I have in pictures and videos, all the talks about her next career idea or her man in the past whom she said even in death she knew he was still around her watching over her & the girls or the man (that she felt) she was blessed with as the second love of her life!!! There was never a dull moment with Gail and the world just isn't the same without her!! I guess she is now with Jason, having fun, smiling, trying to make the best of it all...waiting to see what's next. She had so many of us that loved her in life that I am sure all that love surrounded her and carried her to where she is now....she will never be alone that's for sure!! So long & I will forever miss you my friend..

-"Vios con dios"

Vicki Latimer

Her beautiful smile and energy and love will never be forgotten. She was fun and had everyone smiling and changed crabby moods by her nonjudgmental, loving spirit in seconds. I am and others should be blessed to have been in her present or life. Her beautiful gifted soul is rare.. and will always be remembered

And cherished Sending my prayers to all of you .

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