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1937 Gail 2021

Gail (Ward) Dinjar

October 26, 1937 — December 2, 2021

Waco, Texas formerly of Galveston

Gail Dinjar, 84, passed away on December 2, 2021. We are all saddened by the loss of her wonderful stories, her wicked sense of humor and her generous spirit.  Gail was born in Dallas, Texas to Dennis and Johnnye Ward.  She had an idyllic childhood in Hillsboro, TX, and enjoyed riding horses and spending time with her big sister Denese.  She was a high school cheerleader and a beauty queen.  She attended Texas Tech University, where she met the love of her life, Robert Dinjar (she called him Dinjar, never Bob or Robert).  She led him on a merry chase before she agreed to marry him and they wed on January 29, 1960 and were married 38 years until Dinjar’s death in February of 1998.

Gail and Dinjar had three children, Dennis, Stephen, and Kimberly.  Gail graduated from Louisiana State University of New Orleans with a degree in Education in English and Social Studies.  She taught all levels in her teaching career from elementary, junior high and high school.  Dinjar’s job in aerospace kept the family moving, and Gail also worked as a human resources representative, an auto parts store owner, and a computer programmer (even though she could not help her children with 4th grade math!).

Gail loved to travel, and she and her mother took trips all around the world.  She visited many countries in Europe, as well as China, Russia, Japan and Turkey.  Weekends were always family time.  The Dinjar family loved to fish from their pontoon boat, go hiking in the mountains, go browsing at Garcia’s in Matamoros and spend time together as a family.  She and Dinjar spent their retirement years traveling the US in their RV with their two dogs, Chewie and Socks.

Gail loved fishing, camping, dogs, eating anything fried, salt, painting, crochet, cross stitch, diet Coke, her 3 children, her 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.  She is survived by Dennis and Annetta Dinjar, Stephen and Sheila Dinjar, Carson and Kimberly Mencken, Robert and Alexandra Dinjar and their sons John and James, Sam and Ashley Pain and their daughter Elise, Christopher and Alexandra Holmes and their sons Aidan, Mason, Payton and Wyatt, Savannah Dinjar and her daughter Mia, and Carter Mencken.

Those of us left behind miss her terribly, but we are comforted by the knowledge that Gail lived a remarkable, adventurous, happy life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the ASPCA.

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