Gail Boss Sands

Born: Wed., Mar. 29, 1944
Died: Sat., Nov. 16, 2013

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Gail Ellen Boss Sands, age 69, of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Cedar Falls, Iowa, passed away, Saturday, November 16, 2013 at St. Mary''s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 1944, the daughter of the late Philip and Lenora Laconte Boss. She graduated from Brooklyn New York High School and earned a Master''s Degree from California Coast University. On December 11, 1965, she married Martin Gary Sands who was a Dermatologist. He was the owner and operator of Dermatology Associates, where she worked as his nurse for twenty years and retired in 2003. For over twenty years, they had spent their vacations at Reynolds Plantation and in January of this year, they made it their permanent home, moving from Cedar Falls, Iowa. There she enjoyed playing bridge, visiting with friends and entertaining her children and grandchildren from Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a member of the Reynold''s Plantation Ladies Club.

Gail is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, Martin Sands, of Greensboro, GA; two sons, Bryan David Sands and wife Lori of Cedar Falls, IA and Michael Eric Sands and wife Renee of Cedar Falls, IA; a brother, Bruce David Boss and wife Peggy of Grass Valley, CA; and three grandchildren, Zachary, Zoe and David Sands.

Memorial Services will be held, Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Terrance Stembridge officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Garden of Memories Cemetery and Mausoleum, Waterloo, Iowa. The family requests any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Janette Berry
   Posted Sun November 17, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I am out of town now but will be in touch when I return. Janette

Phylis Dennis
   Posted Sun November 17, 2013
Marty, my deepest sympathies on your sudden and tragic loss. I can't believe when you, Gail, Mike, Colleen and I met for dinner that I would never see Gail again. I hope you can find some comfort in the prayers, thoughts and love of your friends. With love, Phyllis

Johnny Adair
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
I'm so sorry.....

Sharon & Ed Weber
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
Dear Marty & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. What a kind and giving lady Gail was. I will miss her and our talks greatly. I loved her and know you will all miss her dearly. You are in our prayers. Wish we could have been there for the service - but we were - in spirit. God bless you all.

Deborah Boss-Cadet
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
Blessings to Uncle Marty and my cousins Bryan and Michael and family... I am so sorry!! My favorite memory is her sharing her bell bottom pants with me, especially the purple ones back in the 70's..

Stan Goldberg
   Posted Tue November 19, 2013
My condolences to Bruce and the family. Cousin, Stanley Goldberg

Mary Kabel
   Posted Wed November 20, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the family. We will miss Gail, she was caring and generous to the community and to her friends. Mary and Dave Kabel

Candice Stembridge Merritt
   Posted Mon November 25, 2013
My condolences.

Gail Neptune
   Posted Mon November 25, 2013
I am so sad to hear about Gail. She was so excited that I was getting married and I wish she could have met Jay. Somday she will.