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Gail Elizabeth O'Connor

Obituary for Gail Elizabeth O'Connor

November 10, 1952 - October 20, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 65


Gail Elizabeth O'Connor passed away at home on October 20, 2018 from complications of metastatic breast cancer with her family by her side. Gail, 65, is survived by her beloved spouse\partner of 33 years, Susan Krivacic; brother Det O'Connor and sister in-law Ying Fan; her sister and brother-in law Leslie and Nelson Parrish and their children and grandchildren; sister Kent O'Connor; brother and sister in-law Ken and Paige Krivacic; mother in-law, "Mommala", who she dearly loved; a great many dear and wonderful friends and neighbors, and co-workers. Born and raised in Denver, Co., the youngest child of the late Dr. Bill and Mrs. Carol O'Connor, she graduated from Cherry Creek High School in Colorado and in 1974 from Southwest Texas State University (currently known as Texas State University).

Gail had a highly successful career in Commercial Real Estate spanning more than 30 years. She was among the first female commercial brokers in Austin in the early 1980s, specializing in industrial properties at Commercial Industrial Properties, Inc. (later known as NAI Austin). She joined the Trammell Crow Company in 1998, where she was ultimately promoted to Senior VP of the Industrial Division. She became a Principal with CRESA Partners LLC in 2003. In 2008, she came out of retirement to join Site Solutions Inc. until her retirement in 2015. Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Dresser Industries, Eaton, Lockheed, Principal Financial Group, ING Clarion, and Pac Trust were among the hundreds of clients she represented in her career.

As was her way, Gail lived through the progression of her disease with incredible grace and courage. Gail was filled with goodness and is known for her humor, quick wit, irreverence, and her love of family, dear friends and neighbors. Gail gave her time generously volunteering at a local nursing home, Hospice Austin, Rights of Passage, Meals on Wheels, and eldercare driving to name a few. Gail was the consummate gardener and cultivated a certified wildlife habitat at her home and built and nurtured a pond ecosystem.

Gail will be greatly missed but her spirit, green thumb, and deep appreciation for the best of humanity will live on for generations. Gail's career and life were cut short by the progression of her disease. Gail's family is deeply grateful for the expert care received by Drs. Giordano of Houston, and Loukas, Patt, and Landaverde of Austin. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to a metastatic breast cancer organization of your choice, Hospice Austin, or the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin, TX.

Gail O'Connor's Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. , Austin, TX.

Celebration of Life

Sunday, March 03
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM    3810198 3908721 20190303T173000 20190303T210000

The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria
3809 W. 35th Street
Austin, TX 78767

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  • In lieu of flowers, consider donating to a metastatic breast cancer organization of your choice, Hospice Austin, or the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin, TX.

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