Gail E. Binder, 87, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2023. She was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs, CO.
Gail was born in Newport, Rhode Island on November 29, 1935 to George Homer Edmunds and Caryl (Storey) Edmunds. Due to her father’s untimely passing when she was only two years old, her mother moved her and her older brother, Bill, to Washington DC where she was raised for the next 17 years.
On March 19, 1955 she married her next-door sweetheart, Samuel Robert (Skip) Fowler, Jr. Skip enjoyed a 30-year Air Force career, with Gail becoming a military wife and raising 6 children. The family moved every two or three years for military assignments across the world including 2 separate assignments in Germany. They retired in Colorado Springs.
Gail was an avid gardener with a beautiful yard wherever she resided, and was also a wonderful cook. She dabbled in real estate and worked for a short time in retail sales at a department store’s furniture department, utilizing her interior decorating skills. During this time, Gail and Skip parted ways.
She found love again with Edwin Binder of Colorado Springs and they married in July, 1988, joining their two large families. They traveled the world during their 23-year marriage and loved all the arts, especially the Colorado Springs Symphony, which they attended regularly until Ed’s passing in 2011.
Gail is survived by her 6 children, Caryl Fowler Wallin (Bill), Kathleene Fowler Keidel (Jeff), Jennifer Fowler Liebowitz (Steven), Samuel R. (Chips) Fowler III (Lynn), Laura Fowler Reis (Mark) and Christopher T. Fowler (Marcia), and Edwin’s children, Dirk Binder, Susan Binder, Sally Peebles, Alicia Keegan, and James Binder, 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Audrey Edmunds, niece Bonnie (Edmunds) Moore, and nephews Doug, Bob, and Billy Edmunds.
A memorial service in her honor will be held Saturday, March 11, at 2:00 pm at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her name to the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, PO Box 1266, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. www.csphilharmonic.org/donation
Her family will miss her every single day, but will remember her bright smile, her love of dance, and derive comfort from knowing that her family and the love she felt for them was of utmost importance to her always.