Thanks so much to everyone who has written something in my brother's guest book. It means so much to all of us in Mike's family to know that you remember, you care, and you are still there. Speaking for myself, while I miss Mike so much, his passing has re-opened a door to past memories and friendships that I hope will last forever.
My love to all of you.
I was one of those two little girls that lived next door to the Gilmers' on First Street in Wasco. What great memories of Mike, Tim, Nick and Betty and all of the get togethers' at their home. Stephanie and Nick were very young the last time I saw them. Your Dad was a pretty awesome guy and Tim, hugs to you dear friend. Audrey and I send our love and prayers to all of you.
I just want to say again, how much I appreciate these lovely memories. It helps me not feel like I have lost him but can keep him close in my heart.
I just heard that Mike has passed away from Tim who I haven't spoken to in years. Mike and Tim were like brothers to me since we lived next door and grew up together on First Street in Wasco. Nick and Betty were like a second set of parents, and they made me feel like a third son. They had the first pool in the neighborhood and we had some great times in the summer in that pool. Too many good times to list but my sister Nancy and I have fond memories of the Gilmer family when we grew up on First Street. Mike was a special person and my deepest condolences to his family. Mike will be missed.
I have many fond memories of swim parties in the Gilmer backyard and hugh bar-b-ques at the Gilmer family ranch. The train setup in a downstairs room was such a fun place for Mike's friends to gather. My condolences go out to the entire Gilmer family.
Stephanie and Nick, All my memories of your dad are of his warm smile and friendly way with all! I pray that you are comforted by your temporary separation from your dad and encouraged that you will one day see him again in heaven, beaming smile! Love you guys and your beautiful families!
Dear family of Mr.Gilmer,I knew him,he was my teacher in 1999-2000,he was a great teacher,a funny man,and a sincere soul,I enjoyed his teaching,sorry for your loss,my prayers are with your family...
Our deepest sympathy to the Gilmer family. I had the honor of working with Mr. "G", Mike at TJ Middle School whenever he would sub for both of the teachers that I was an aide for. He went to school with my family members in Wasco. Also having his dad as my teacher in high school was an honor as well. I really enjoyed all of the stories he would tell of his life. He talked about his wonderful times he spent at Urners with family. :) He was a wonderful man, teacher and friend. May God give you His peace, love and comfort during this time of great loss. RIP Mike! You will be missed by all who knew and loved you.
We were friends when Mike lived on First Street and we lived on Second Street in the 50's. We had many fun times. Looks like Mike still liked dogs. Mike had a favorite dog in those days and I will never forget the time the dog ate a burning fire cracker. We all stood around not knowing what to do. The dog survived as did we. Nick and Betty had the neighborhood swimming pool and the whole neighborhood was invited. I will never forget all the Gilmers have done. I hadn't seen Mike since HS but will never forget him.
Thank you all for your kind words and remembrances of my dad. It is so comforting and uplifting to read.
Both Phillis and I knew Mike well. I played lots of ball with him and Tim as well. Phillis's parents were very good friends with Nick and Betty. They had lots of fun parties together and we have very fond memories of the Gilmer family. We will miss Mike.
Monte & Phillis Baggs
I do not know if you remember me, but I was your child setter in 1949. I remember how presious you two boys were and so cute. I send my Love, thoughts and prayers to you and Mike's Family. I have thought of you many times in the many years. I am sorry that I have other plans I can not cancel for the Memorial for Mike.
With Special Love Lilly (Mears) Garland
Tim, Stephanie, Nick and families. My condolences to you all for the loss of Mike. We were friends for many years. I am certain he will be missed by all.
Gary W. Robinson
I remember Mike as a handsome lifeguard at the Wasco swimming pool. He and Barbara were dating then. I would come for swim practice and he would stay to watch us swim. He always had a smile and had something funny to say. He was also my neighbor and would wave as he drove by our house in his latest car.
Thanks for good memories Mike. You made swim practice fun for a little girl.