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Carl M. Gilliland


1921 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Carl M. Gilliland Obituary
CARL M. GILLILAND A graveside service for Carl M. Gilliland, 91 of Chico will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Chico Cemetery. Carl passed away from complications due to heart disease on August 1, 2013 at home with his daughters by his side. He was born on November 10, 1921 in Independence, Missouri to Harry M. and Eva B. Gilliland. Carl graduated from high school. He went to telegrapher training school and attended business classes at CSUC University. He served in the Army Air Corp from 1942-1945. He married Opal "Winnie" Gilliland who preceded him in death in 1988. Carl was employed from 1948-1963 with Southern Pacific Railroad as an Agent/Telegrapher, then from 1965-1983 he worked for CSUC as an Administrative Assistant. He was a lifetime member of Chico Elks #423, Charter member of Sirs# 110. Past Board member of Bidwell Park Golf Club and El Rancho Chico Golf Club. Carl enjoyed a lifetime of outdoor activities including sailing, snowmobiling and especially golfing. He was an avid reader, he loved his country and was very patriotic Carl is survived by his twin daughters Karen Wicker (Tom), Sharen Lacitinola (Paul), grandchildren Angela Rule (Vince) of Grass Valley, Justin Mosier of Nevada City, Rick Owen (Jana) of Redding, Rachael Daly of Grass Valley, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to a . Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral home and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.brusiefh.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Aug. 6, 2013
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