Ralph Delano Gilchrist passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Ralph was born in Orange County, Fla. on Nov. 8, 1940, to Anne Mae and Ruben Gilchrist. After school he enlisted in the Army as a sharpshooter with a rifle where he spent 5-plus years serving our country.
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Ralph was married to Sylvia for 18 years and raised their son, Carl, in Alturas, Calif. He worked as a front end brake mechanic for over 20 years and had an upholstery business on the side.
Ralph had two sons, Paul Sleeper and Carl Gilchrist, and one grandson, Chris. He was an honorable man and was a devoted Christian. In later year,s Ralph found his true passion, sailing. He lived on his sailboat until late last year when Carl moved him to Klamath Falls from Coos Bay to be closer.
Published in Herald And News on May 17, 2012