Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jim Gilliland passes

Long time Rainbow Bend resident, Jim Gilliland died on April 27th following a short illness. He was 83. He was a widower, his wife passing shortly after they moved to Rainbow Bend. He had three daughters. He was retired, after service as a driver for Greyhound Bus for many years.

Jim was a veteran, having served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was said to have joined up at an early age and to have served with distinction.

Jim was always willing to offer suggestions. At the Lockwood Community/Senior Center he was "a regular" and brought to the table his own unique sence of humor. A quiet man, he would measure a situation and present his wisdom in a private way. He carried a knowing smile and bright disposition. He will be missed.

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