Gail Lotis Woermbke , 86, a resident of Pasadena and formerly of Baltimore, MD, died on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at her daughter's home.
Mrs. Woermbke was born on Tuesday, June 18th, 1935 in Summersville, West Virginia to the late Sterling and Hazel Simms. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church and most recently attended Galilee Lutheran Church in Pasadena where she had moved in the late 1960s with her first husband, Hair, and their three children. They enjoyed camping with families they knew in their community and other families they met in camping clubs. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling to upstate New York, which was the former home of her late husband, Jim. She ultimately traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, several countries in Europe, and Egypt. Gail was truly a world traveler and enjoyed experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.
Besides traveling, Mrs. Woermbke also loved gardening, maintaining a beautiful yard, keeping a nice home, and practicing Tai Chi. Above all, she loved her family and friends dearly. She made many wonderful and long-lasting friendships throughout her life and loved to cultivate these friendships over a good meal. Breakfast in Pasadena was particularly a pleasure. She loved her servers, the owners, and the patrons. If she didn't meet you for breakfast, she'd meet you for lunch. Some of her favorite places were 3-B's Bakery, Anne Arundel Seafood, Cookie's Kitchen, Dunkin Donuts, Johnny's Family Restaurant, and the Picantillo.
Mrs. Woermbke retired after many years of service both as a Medical Receptionist for a local plastic surgery specialist and a Bus Driver for the Providence Center.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Woermbke is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Sands; second husband, James Woermbke; brothers, Sterling Simms, Jr., Robert Simms, Dennis Simms, Curtis Simms; her twin brother, Dale "Buzz" Simms; and sisters, Pearl Simms, Mary McCarthy, and Irene Childress. She is survived by her son, Craig (Patty) Sands; daughters, Renee Shreve and Erin (Robert) Schatt; 7 grandchildren, Scott (Jonah) Bergelt, Mary Beth (Dave) McFadden, Brandie (Josh) Absher, and David, Brandon, Jacob, and Tatum Schatt; and 5 great-grandchildren, Jada Bergelt, Christian Bergelt, Hannah McFadden, Nena Sturm, and Cole Absher.
Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, January 5 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122 where funeral services will take place on Thursday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park.
In accordance with the most recent Anne Arundel County guidelines, face coverings will be required while inside the funeral home.