Gail MacCallum Ditto, born in Edmonton Alberta on June 3, 1944, died on Wednesday, May 4th 2017 at her home on Middle Mesa Drive in Wickenburg.
Gail Ditto came to Wickenburg more than twenty years ago. She and Art Ditto were married in Wickenburg in April, 2004. During those years she was active in and contributed to a number of community venues.
As a member of the Los Caballeros Golf Club she was an accomplished competitive golfer, skilled event planner and a formidable bridge player.
She was an enthusiastic horseman, exploring miles of the local desert trails often at a gallup. She was a member of the Las Damas riding club for fifteen years participating in monthly trail rides and many annual Five Day Rides. She served as Camp Boss Assistant for two years and Boss for one. She also served as Day-in-Camp Chair.
Gail had a lively interest in the WCcO (Wickenburg Cultural Children's Organization) supporting every event with funds and her presence. She shared its mission to promote musical interest in youngsters with family and friends and was attentive to the children's efforts.
Gail was devoted to all aspects of the Webb Center for the Performing Arts, from the stage to the youth programs generously giving of time and funds. She and Art were frequent Season Sponsors for the theater's annual series of shows and dependable yearly contributors to Camp Imagination. She served on the center's Board of Directors from 2009 to 2014 as an Executive Committee member and chairman of the Fund Development Committee.
At home, Gail created frequent gourmet dinners in beautiful surroundings. In her younger days she was a hot shot on the ski slopes. She was known to fondly recall skiing for ninety days in a row. In all her varied activities she could be counted on for camaraderie.
She is survived by her husband Art, four stepsons, Todd, Mathew, Steven and Andrew, three nieces Lana Lastovic, Wendy Cabella and Carol Hayes, and several other relatives in Alberta.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends in the fall of 2017. Should anyone wish to donate in Gail's memory, the family would welcome contributions to the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts.