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Gail Hickman1930 ~ 2012Carolyn Gail Longden Hickman peacefully "exited stage left" (her phrase) surrounded by family at her home on October 21, 2012, after many years of valiantly living with post-polio syndrome. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends as an adoring wife and mother, superb actress, devoted grandmother, loyal friend, consummate hostess, and for her fabulous false eyelashes (a personal trademark). Gail was born in Salt Lake City on July 12, 1930, daughter of John Longden and Frances LaRue Carr Longden. She attended East High School, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. She married Grant Albert Hickman in 1950, and they lived in Boston and St. Louis before settling in Salt Lake City to raise their five children while Grant pursued his medical career as a plastic surgeon. Gail finished her theatre degree at the U. and, in the 1960s, began a career performing on Salt Lake stages that would last into the 1990s. She worked with many notable Utah theatre artists, as well as with several of national renownJohn Malkovich, Jack Albertson, Victor Jory, James Morrison, and Tony Geary among themon the stages of Pioneer Theatre Company, Theatre 138, the New Shakespeare Players, Salt Lake Acting Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Sundance Playwriting Lab. Her beloved husband Grant passed away in 1986. Gail is survived by her sister, Sharon Longden Dunn; sister-in-law Helen Hickman Lunt; son John (Nancee) of East Troy, WI; son Lane (Paula) of Jacksonville, OR; daughter Carrie of Salt Lake City; daughter Sharman Blood (Jim) of Foster City, CA; daughter Alyssa Grove (Matt) of Salt Lake City; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews and their children. Many warm thanks to Dr. Beth Hanlon and the great team at Summit Home Health and Hospice. Please join us for a celebration of Gail's life from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at The Alta Club, 100 E. So. Temple, Salt Lake City. The Alta Club parking lot is located across the street from the club at 151 E. South Temple.