Gail Ann Hoisington
Gail Ann Hoisington passed away in San Antonio, Texas on April 18, 2002 following a long illness. She was born September 21, 1943, the daughter of E. Gail Knight and the late Robert Hoisington, a US Navy aviator who was killed in a flying accident a few days before "Skipper" was born. She was a National Merit Scholarship finalist and received a Trustees Scholarship from the University for Women in Oxford, OH. After a year, she transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated cum laude in history and then earned a Master's degree in British history with simultaneous minors in English literature, social history, modern languages, library science, and education. She maintained a lifelong interest in British history and literature, particularly the Georgian era, and edited and published the Georgette Heyer Quarterly while living in the Washington, DC area. She subsequently moved to Los Angeles, where she was employed summarizing state laws for NILS Publishing Co. and later worked as a librarian for Exxon. She was pursuing a Master's degree in library science at UCLA when ill health forced her to discontinue and move to San Antonio to be cared for by her mother. A fighter to the end, she survived four strokes and two heart attacks before succumbing to a final stroke. Besides her mother, she is survived by a brother, Michael H. Knight of Spring Green, WI.


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