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Letitia Amy Gipe-Rail

October 10, 2005

Letitia "Tish" Amy Rail, born in Tacoma, WA on March 4, 1952, passed away Sept. 25, 2005 of Eureka, CA.

Tish is survived by two sons, Reuben and Diego Rail; parents, Charles and Georgina Gipe of Medford; and brother, Mark Gipe of Vista, CA.

Tish attended Southern Oregon University and Portland State. She majored in journalism and is known for her poems.

Tish married Paul Burton Rail in 1980 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Ashland. Paul preceded her in death, dying in 1983.

Tish lived in Humboldt County, CA for more than 20 years and was active in AA and other social services. Over the years she had worked as a Director of Crossroads and Executive Director of Coastal Family Development Center.

Tish loved classic rock, spicy food, poetry, peanut butter, warm weather and sandy beaches, and was rarely found without headphones and sunglasses. She was well liked by people from all walks of life and will be remembered for her kindness, her enthusiasm and her quirky sense of humor.

There was a private memorial service to celebrate her life held at St. Alban&

39;s Episcopal Church in Arcata, CA September 28, 2005. Those who wish to do so may sign the guest book at www.times-stanard.com, click obits.

Donations in Tish&

39;s name can be made to the local Alcoholic&

39;s Anonymous group.