Gail Dagenkolb Wildey passed away on March 25, 2023. She was born in Panama on March 10, 1949 (74) and was preceded in death by her parents Mortimer and Virginia (Mead) Dagenkolb and her two grandchildren Danielle Wildey and Payton Dutton. She was a graduate of First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach in 1967.
Gail married William Wildey and had two children. She was a dedicated wife and supported her husband while he worked at Best Products. She was active with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with her children. In 1984 she became the owner of Baker’s Dozen in Hampton and Newport News Virginia with her husband. She was a very talented cake decorator and upon closing the bakery in 1994 she worked briefly at Super K-Mart. In 1997 she began her long and successful career at Wal-Mart where she dedicated 20 years of service. She was a member of the Tidewater Association of Classic Healeys, The Antique Auto Club of Tidewater, The National Pumi Club, Langley Kennel Club, and the Merrimac Dog Training Club. She volunteered for CHKD and the Breast Cancer Foundation through work. Her other hobbies included belly dancing, sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, and traveling.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband William Wildey of 55 years, her children Ray W. Wildey (Juanita) and Elizabeth A. Wildey, her grandchildren William R. Wildey II (Jessica), Preston Newcomb, Artim Dutton, and Ramsey Dutton, her great grandchildren Emma and Dixie Wildey, her brother Guy Dagenkolb and his wife Connie Dagenkolb, her brother in-law Richard “Dicky” Wildey and his wife Carol (deceased) and family, her brother in-law Steve Wildey and his wife Jean and their family, Her cousin in-law Jackie Yates and family, and her life long friends Don and Lori Helper, John and Cindy Vrugtman, John and Gladys Mann as well as many many others throughout her life.
A celebration of Life gathering will be held from 1pm-4pm April 29th contact altmeyer funeral home for details. In lieu of flowers, live plants may be sent for a memorial garden at her home, or you can donate to www.copdfoundation.org in her honor.
I’m so sorry to hear that Gail passed away. I’ve known Gail since high school and fondly remember when she and Bill married. My condolences to Bill and all of the family. I know she will be truly missed.
Many Blessings and prayers to Your family. I was fortunate to meet Ms Gail during her time at Yorktown Walmart. I was honored to be trained by her and to organize and facilitate her retirement party. She will be missed .
Oh I was so sorry to hear this. May God continue to bless your family during this time of bereavement.
We loved Gail and enjoyed many good times at the Mann home. We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers for peace to Bill, family and friends.
She was always there for her people at Walmart ..Rip .She will be missed ..So sorry for your loss she was an amazing women
Rest in peace! We had a lot of good times, teaching me how to bake, cake decorate. We had our ups and downs but you were a good mother in law. You will be missed dearly. And all the donut dancing and singing at 3am.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear love one. May you find comfort and hope in God’s promise to swallow up death forever and wipe the tears from all faces. – Isaiah 25:8 Condolences