Lone Star Park Horsemen's Bookkeeper Gail Evans Succumbs To Cancer

Gail Hubble Evans, Texas Horsemen's Partnership's Horsemen's Bookkeeper at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie since the fall of 1999, passed away at a San Antonio hospital on Saturday, August 18, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 47 years old. A graveside service will be held at Tres Lomas Ranch Cemetery on Morris Ranch, Bandera County, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 21.

Born on May 1, 1954 in Kerrville, Texas, Gail had lived in Medina, Texas, for the greater part of her life and graduated from Charlotte High School.

Gail worked for the Texas Racing Commission from February 1994 through December of 1995. She began at Bandera Downs as an auditor/licensing clerk, and she later worked as a licensing clerk at Retama Park.

Gail was hired by the THP in September 1999 as the Horsemen's Bookkeeper at Lone Star Park prior to the start of the fall race meet. She enjoyed working with the horsemen and enjoyed being a part of the racing industry. Gail passed away surrounded by her family.

Gail was survived by her parents, Nora Ann and H. W. "Buddy" Hubble of Medina; 2 daughters, Dona Evans Montgomery and husband, Steve, and Casey Evans, all of Battlement Mesa, Colorado; 5 sisters, Frances Kaiser and husband Richard of Medina; Elaine Snell and husband, Gene, of Medina; Terry McDonald of Kerrville; Carol Bronstad and husband, Gerald, of Jourdanton; and Jackie Doyle and husband, Kent, of Medina; 4 brothers, Dr. Henry L. Hubble and wife, Chula, of Medina; Carl Hubble and wife, Betty Faye, of Medina; Rocky Hubble and wife, Linda, of San Antonio; and Robert Hubble and wife, Annette, of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gail will be greatly missed by the THP staff and the horsemen at Lone Star Park.

A memorial fund has been set up in Gail's name, for more information you may contact the Texas Horsemen's Partnership.

If tomorrow starts without me!

When tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready, In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past, But here life starts new.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
And since each day's the same way, there's no longing for he past.
You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.

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