Eugene "Gene" Gilmore, 90, former resident, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, N.M.|
There will be no public visitation.
A graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, in Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring, Texas.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home, 575-885-6363, is in charge of the arrangements.
Eugene "Gene" Gilmore was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Granville, N.D. to Ernest Valentine and Golda Frances (Orndorf) Gilmore. After graduating from high school in North Dakota, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Gene went to work for the Marine Corp as civil service in Barstow, Calif. He married Claire Maybelle Walton on Aug. 7, 1947. Gene then went to work for Lockheed in Redlands, Calif. as an electrician. He had the ability to always improve the efficiency in production. Gene also developed an electrical solenoid which earned him employee of the month. Later, he transferred to Lockheed in Ontario, Calif. where he retired in 1986.
Several years after Claire's passing, Gene married Lottie Arn and she passed away in February 1999 in Big Spring, where they were residing. He married Naomi Creason December 1999 and he moved to Carlsbad in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Claire Gilmore; wife, Lottie Arn; two brothers; two sisters; and two son-in-laws and a grandson.
Survivors are his wife, Naomi Creason of Carlsbad, N.M.; sons, Robert Gilmore and wife, Susan of Big Spring, Texas, and Thomas Gilmore of El Cahone, Calif.; daughters, Cynthia Church of Hemmitt, Calif., and Peggy Roeder of Tacoma, Wash.; step-daughters, Diana Levine of Shoteau of Montana, Donna Haggard of Vancover, Wash., Janie Dunlap and husband, Charlie of Carlsbad, N.M., and Judy Swearengen and husband, Jerry of Milan, Md.; five stepsons; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Swearengen, Charlie Dunlap, Robert Gilmore, Tommy Gilmore, Robert Church and Albert Urban.
Memorial contributions may be made to
, 1701 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or Wounded Warriors, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
Published in Big Spring Herald on July 22, 2015