Gazelle was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Krentz of Ophelia. She married Rev. Claude Owen Tucker of Las Animas, CO. in June of 1952. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Tucker.
Obituary is from the Faulkner Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Burgess, Va. website (www.faulknerfamilyfuneralhome.com), posted in February 2012:
Gazelle “Gaye” Krentz Tucker, 81, of Ophelia, Virginia, passed away on February 20, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. She was a minister’s wife, and a retired teacher in Crestview, FL. She attended Afton United Methodist Church, Ophelia, VA, and First Presbyterian Church, Crestview, FL. She is preceded in death by her brother, J.D. Krentz, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Reverend Dr. Claude Owen Tucker; Daughters, Dr. Cynthia Jo Rust, and husband, Dr. George S. Rust, of GA; and Sandra Kay Boswell of FL; One son, Dennis L. Tucker; Sister-in-law, Faye Rogers Krentz; numerous cousins, and three grand-children. The family will receive friends at Faulkner Family Funeral Home, Burgess, Va, on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Afton United Methodist Church, Ophelia, VA, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Roseland Cemetery, Reedville, VA. Online remembrances may be made at www.faulknerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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