Milton Gilmore

Obituary
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Palmer resident Milton Gilmore, 63, died of a heart attack Nov. 15, 2007, at home.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Protestant Presbyterian church (the old log church) in Palmer. The Rev. Tim Carrick will officiate.
Milton was born June 7, 1944, in Galveston, Texas, to Bob and Lorraine Gilmore. He joined the Air Force at age 17. He was a Vietnam veteran.
Milton earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He married his soulmate, Cynthia Lee, on Dec. 21, 1982, in Anchorage.
Milton came to Alaska during the mid-1970s to work as a welder on the trans-Alaska pipeline. He retired after 10 years working as a plumber at UAA.
His family wrote: "Milton was a selfless seeker and traveled many paths in his seach for truth and wisdom. He loved the Persian poet/Sufi, Rumi. He found illumination and comfort in all the many holy books of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. His passion and life purpose was his family.
"Milton always knew that we aren't humans on a spiritual path, but spirits on a human path. He was a source of love and light to many. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends for his intense desire to learn and share knowledge."
He is survived by his daughters, Sandee Evans and Lauree Strunk and eight grandchildren of Texas; brother, Jimmy Gilmore and Gayle Wright; daughter, Natasha Lee-Gilmore; and wife of 28 years, Cynthia Lee of Palmer.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Cynthia Passmore.
A memorial account has been set up in his name at Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union in Palmer.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 18, 2007