It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Gale Eckerson last week. Gale was a long-time member of UUCW. A retired librarian, Gale loved books of all kinds and helped many discover a passion for the same. She loved her church and delighted in the friendships she maintained with a number of people. She had been dealing with many challenging health issues and was recently hospitalized when she returned to care at the Auburn Life Care Center where she died peacefully. Arrangements for celebrating her life are still being made and more will be published when known.