Gary L. McCool
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.