Annette Gaskin, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep in
Gardnerville, Nevada on February 20, 2021. Annette was
born Flora Annette Costley on July 11, 1932 in Austin, Texas
to Flora Evelyn Harper and Albert Washington Costley.
She grew up in Baytown, Texas and married Herbert Lee
Gaskin, Jr, also of Austin, in 1952. She graduated from the
University of Texas, Austin, with a Bachelor’s Degree in
English; and from the University of California, Berkeley,
with a Master’s Degree in Library Science.
Annette and Herb raised their family of four boys in
Maryland, Texas, and California, mostly in the San
Francisco Bay Area. After her boys were in school, she
worked as a school librarian, and later for an insurance
company in San Francisco. After her husband retired,
they settled in Bishop, California, where she worked as a
medical librarian at the local hospital. After her husband
passed away in 2010, Annette moved to Gardnerville to
be near her son David.
Her hobbies and interests included knitting, crocheting, traveling,
volunteer work, and walking. She was most proud of
raising her four boys.
She is survived by her brother Albert Costley of San
Antonio; her sons Tom Gaskin of Warren, Pennsylvania;
Steven Gaskin of Newcastle, Maine; David Gaskin of
Gardnerville, Nevada; John Gaskin of Sidney, Montana;
12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
A private virtual memorial service will be held online
Saturday March 6th. Her ashes will be buried next to her
husband at West Line Cemetery in Bishop.