Gail Nolen Kruidenier

November 3, 2019

Charlotte – Gail Nolen Kruidenier passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the age of 68. She was born in Pasadena, CA on February 24, 1951 to Warren and Eloise Gram. Gail moved to Birmingham, AL as a child and graduated from The Brooke Hill School in 1969. She was a dedicated paralegal for over twenty years working until only weeks before her passing. Gail loved her children more than anything followed by her loyal dog, Heathcliff, the Alabama Crimson Tide, Christmas and crossword puzzles. 

Gail is survived by her children, Daniel Kruidenier and wife, Jennifer, David Kruidenier and wife, Tricia, Stephen Kruidenier, Elizabeth Kruidenier, and Anna Kruidenier Schewzyk and husband, Nick; grandchildren, Ellen, Arianna, Katie, Laurel, Una, and Fiona Kruidenier, Devin Harvey, and Emerson Schewzyk.  She is also survived by her brother, George Nolen and wife, Susan; sister-in-law, Carol Nolen and many cherished nieces, nephews and friends.  Gail was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Leon Nolen. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in the chapel at Canterbury United Methodist Church, 350 Overbrook Road, Birmingham, AL 35213.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the parlor at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 230 E. Ohio Street., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611 or the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at



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  • Nancy Horne

    How glad I am I got to know Gail just a bit. We weren’t nextdoor neighbors nearly long enough but i saw what a wonderful woman she was. Kind, funny, thoughtful and absolutely devoted to her beloved family. Even as her life was narrowing her primary concern was her children. And how she loved Heathcliff! I miss Gail and so wish she were still nextdoor. Blessings on you, her family, who miss her so terribly and grieve her untimely passing.

  • Peggy Watts

    Gail was a bright, talented, funny and wonderful person to be around. When we worked together many years ago I found her to be a person of great strength who passionately loved her children. We lost touch once she left Belk, but I understand that love of family bloomed ever wider to include her treasured grandchildren. May your memories of this wonderful lady sustain you as you go through these difficult days. Gail would want you to remember and share the happy stories, and it is a good bet that there are many.

    Peggy Watts