1941 - 2012
Lauren Gail, 72, peacefully passed away Nov. 24, 2012 in Payson.
She was born Aug. 30, 1941 as Gail Frances Draper in Sacramento, Calif. to Nellie and Keith Draper.
She was known to many in the Payson area for her caring heart and caring hands in her Therapeutic Massage Therapy practice.
She is survived by her mother, Nellie Draper, and sister, Dianne Berning of Grants Pass, Ore.; and brother, Jeff Draper of Tigard, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her father.
There was no service scheduled by her brother who was in Payson to take Lauren’s remains back to his home in Oregon.
When she returned to the Payson area last year she was scheduled to volunteer her services for returning combat veterans attending the Basic Training for Life Program at The Merritt Center, a 501C3 organization. The family will be grateful for donations to that organization in her honor. For details on making a contribution, contact Betty Merritt at (928) 474-4268.