Gary L. McCool

June 9, 1944 - October 18, 2022
Top view of an tiny airplane surrounded by various traveling stuff such as a coffee cup, a camera with some snapshots, a smartphone with a map on the screen, an opened notebook, two passports with boarding passes and some summer accessories like a hat and sunglasses. All the objects are on a rustic wooden desk. Studio shot taken with Canon EOS 6D Mark II and Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L

Gary L. McCool

On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Gary McCool went home to be with his Lord. Born on

June 9, 1944 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Gary lived his life to the fullest.

As a graduate of Valley High School, class of 1963, in Albuquerque, Gary served as

Student Body President.

He joined the United States Air Force in March of 1965 and served during the Viet Nam

War. While in the service he was stationed in Japan and Greece as an Administrative

Specialist. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force obtaining the rank of


Upon returning to Albuquerque Gary enrolled as a student at the University of New

Mexico. College life suited Gary and he enjoyed every minute. He received a Bachelor

of Business Administration in 1972.

His desire to travel led him to move to California where he worked many years in the

field of transportation and marketing. The continual longing to see more of the world

prompted Gary to purchase a travel agency, Uniglobe. He loved working with clients

and planning their travels. With many opportunities presented his way Gary and his

wife traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Caribbean. Taking cruises and

enjoying ports along the way gave them a new adventure in travel.

Gary will always be remembered by his infectious laugh and smile. There wasn’t a

person that he met that did not become a life long friend. Sharing his life experiences

with others was a delight to all who heard them, he was a master story teller.

Believing in and serving his God was of utmost importance to Gary. He served as an

usher and participated in many activities at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for many


He was preceded in death by his parents Terry and Altha McCool, and his loving wife of

52 years, Alexis Campbell McCool.

He is survived by two brothers: Larry McCool and wife Pat of Mesa, Arizona. Dennis

McCool and wife Jackie of Honolulu, Hawaii. Five nephews and one niece.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Lincoln, CA at 10am on

Thursday, October 27, 2022. A military internment will take place on the same day at

1:15pm at the National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.

Gary had requested that donations be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home, 3132

N. Fair Haven Loop, Straford, Missouri 65757 in lieu of flowers.