Brian Gilmore Stancil, 35, passed away May 23, 2009. He was born May 14, 1974, at Fort Lewis, Wash., to Lt. Col. (RET) Larry Bruce and Linda (Gilmore) Stancil.
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Brian graduated from Bozeman High School in 1992, and from the University of Montana School of Pharmacy in 2002. He served with the Marine Corps (Force Recon) from 1992 to 1997 with services in Kuwait and Somalia during the Gulf War. He was a Doctor of Pharmacy in various pharmacies/clinics in Yakima and Morton, Wash.
He married Juana Campos on Dec. 18, 2004, in Yakima, Wash.
Brian had many interests and hobbies including soccer, skiing, kayaking, four-wheeling, bike racing, scuba diving, parachuting, hunting, fishing, amateur geology and rock hounding, mountain climbing, motorcycles, woodworking, metal work, Indian relics hunting and collecting, and any sport that created an adrenalin rush.
He was a very kind and extremely generous person. He would stay late at the pharmacy on his own time to complete prescriptions, deliver to people who could not get to the pharmacy, and even paid for those who could not afford to pay.
He loved his wife dearly, as well as all her family, especially all the children. He used to say, "With a family so large, you didn't need too many other friends!" He wanted to take them camping, fishing, playing anything, and helping them with academics. He truly hated being so ill that he could no longer spend the quality time with all his nephews and his loving pets - dogs, "Poppies" and "Gordo" and cat, "Sleepy." His confident and best friend was his brother, Rob. They had so much fun together and were never far apart … always laughing about their experiences. He also loved Rob's children, Halton and Gavin.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert E. Gilmore and Albert Henderson Stancil.
Brian is survived by his wife, Juana; parents, Linda and Larry Stancil, and brother, Robert Henderson Stancil, all of Bozeman; and grandmothers, Anne G. Gilmore and Mary Sue Stancil, both of Anderson, S.C.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins, mostly from South Carolina.
Rosary will be held at 6:45 p.m. and a Vigil will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Pancreatic Foundation, 364 Boylston St. 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02116; or to the University of Michigan Pancreas & Liver Center, 1500 W. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
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Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 27, 2009