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Gale Young Berner

November 30, 1935 — October 7, 2023

Post Falls


Gale Y. Berner, loving mother, grandma, great-grandma, aunt and sister, passed away on October 7, 2023, at the age of 87.  She left this world peacefully under the care of the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after battling several chronic issues. Gale was born on November 30, 1935, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Vera and Columbus Young, where she grew up and graduated from High School.  She was the 2nd of five children.  


Gale married George W. Berner Jr. in 1956, and together raised their two children in Baytown, and Houston, Texas.  At the age of 30, Gale, George and their kids moved to Yokohama, Japan.  It was a great time in their lives.  They returned to Houston in the 70’s, and Gale and George eventually retired in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  


Gale later joined Lester Allen Marsh in a Christian union, living together at the Garden Plaza in Post Falls, ID.  She was true to her Christian faith, and together with Allen cherished and embraced their beautiful lives.  Her greatest joy was being with their kids and grandkids.  She cared deeply for her family, extended family, and her friends and neighbors.  Gale was very caring and continually trying to make a positive difference in other people’s lives.  

Beyond Gale’s passion for caring for people, she was an avid reader and duplicate bridge player her entire adult life.  She loved cooking, dancing, and entertaining.  She also loved fashion and always being her best.  


Gale is survived by her daughter Susan Higbee (Monte), 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her siblings Patricia Callahan and Judy Young, and her nieces and nephews. Gale is preceded in death by her parents, her son, her brothers, her husband of 58 years, George W. Berner, Jr., and her late husband of 4 years, Lester Allen Marsh.  Flowers and condolences can be sent to Gale Berner’s attention at Garden Plaza of Post Falls, 545 N Garden Plaza Ct, Post Falls, ID. 83854.

An open casket viewing will be held Friday, October 20, 2023, anytime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Bell Tower Funeral Home: 3398 E. Jenalan Ave., Post Falls, Idaho 83854.  A memorial service will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st at the Garden Plaza: 545 N Garden Plaza Ct, Post Falls, ID 83854.  A buffet lunch will be served.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, October 20, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Pacific time)

Bell Tower Funeral Home and Crematory - Post Falls Chapel

3398 E. Jenalan Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854

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Memorial Service

Saturday, October 21, 2023

10:30am - 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Garden Plaza Independant Living

545 N. Garden Plaza Ct., Post Falls, ID 83854

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