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David G. Gilman
August 8, 2018

A military graveside service for David G Gilman, 81, of Powell, Wyoming who passed away Wednesday August 8, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana, will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 13th, at the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Miles City. A gather of family of friends will be held immediately following the service and all are encouraged to attend.

David was born October 26, 1936 in Ekalaka, Montana to Kenneth C & Ida Fae Gilman. He graduated from Custer County High School in Miles City in 1954. After graduation he spent a few years in Idaho guiding hunters on horseback for his Uncle Lorin (Muggins) Gilman. He then enlisted in the US Navy from 1960 to 1962 traveling via ship around the southern tip of South America and Guam and continued with the Navy in the reserves for 20 years. In 1963 he married Jacklyn Gartner from Sidney, Montana. They lived in Miles City for several years on the SH Ranch working for C M Coffey raising their two daughters Cassie and Ronada until moving to Powell, Wyoming in 1971 as a Massey Ferguson mechanic and later an over the road truck driver leased to Dick Jones Trucking. He continued to mechanic on many tractors well into retirement age and he loved to boat and fish.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Jackie in 2014, parents Kenneth and Ida Fae Gilman, brother Duane Gilman, a sister-in-law Patricia Denowh, three brothers-in-laws, Ivan Anderson, Marvin LaMotte and Russ Denowh, niece Cindy Dean Bertotti, nephews Shaun Feldman and Leroy Gilman.

He is survived by his two daughters, Cassie and Jack Wright of Greybull, Wyoming, and Ronada Gilman of Billings; two sisters, Virginia and Bill Dean of Colorado Springs, CO and Dolly and Neil Bolejack of Miles City; two grandsons, Jake (Jill) Wright and Justin Wright, 3 granddaughters, Aubrey (Kody) Santiago, Tiffany (Derek) Angell Fuchs and Kacey Angell Carson, and 8 great grandchildren. Extended family also includes eight sister-in-laws, Eva Anderson of Eureka, Shirley LaMotte of Billings, Margaret (Gordon) Bradley of Sidney, Karen (Rich) Rogers of Billings, Paula (Mike) McClain of Havre, Donnell (Richard) Olesky of Auburndale, Florida and Diane (Curt) Prchal of Billings along with many nieces and nephews.


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Graveside

Monday

13

Aug

1:00 PM
Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery

259 Cemetery Rd
Miles City, Montana 59301

gathering

Monday

13

Aug

2:00 PM
Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery

259 Cemetery Rd
Miles City, Montana 59301

A gather of family and friends will be held immediately following the service.

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