Gina Marie Daul

Aug. 18, 1961 – Feb. 7, 2011

Gina Marie Daul struggled with cancer for two years and passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at home after being tucked into bed and given goodnight hugs and kisses by her sons, Rudy and Calvin Behrens, and her husband of 27 years, Steve Behrens.

Gina, the loving daughter of Gene and Jacque Daul, was the eldest of three sisters being born and raised in Waukesha and graduating from Waukesha North High School in 1977. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she met and fell in love with Steve while making pizzas, and married him in Milwaukee on Aug. 27, 1983. Gina finished her education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earning a Bachelor of Arts in drawing and painting.

Over the next several years, the couple traveled extensively visiting all 50 states and 10 countries, and lived in New York City and Seattle. They finally settled in San Jose, where Gina started her most loving work, raising her two sons.

Gina was a connoisseur of the finest things in life: family and friends, nature and wildlife, books and conversation, and hiking and skiing. She will be remembered for many things, especially her intelligence, strength, caring, grace, ready wit, laughter, creativity, style and amazing cooking. Gina was passionate about education and deeply involved herself at Mulberry School, where she had many roles – from board member to fundraiser – and helped secure a new long-term home for Mulberry in Los Gatos.

Gina is survived by Steve, Rudy and Calvin; her parents, Gene and Jacque Daul; sisters, Renee Henricks and Dana Daul; grandmother, Irene Prucha; as well as many uncles, aunts, nephews and cousins that all remember her lovingly.

Gina’s memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 26, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070 (408-867-3493).

The Gina Daul Memorial Education Fund has been started for her the education of her sons at Wells Fargo Bank.

The family is very thankful for all of the love and support unselfishly given over these last two years by the greatest group of friends anyone could hope for.

I’ll always miss you, my
little silvery one. – Mom