JACK GILLIAM

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  • "RIP Jack, Sorry Richard..."
    - ART SAIZ
  • "Richard, we meet people in life and each leaves a bit or..."
    - Roman Garcia
  • "Rich sorry to read about your dad...But it's good to know..."
    - Robert Webb
  • "Richard, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jack. ..."
    - Marcia Martinez
  • "May the Lord be with the family during this difficult time...."
    - Larry Byrd
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JACK GILLIAM October 12, 1916 - January 17, 2013 Jack Gilliam passed away peacefully at the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Jack was born and raised on a farm near Temple, Texas. After a depression era life on the farm, he enlisted in the Navy in 1936, was stationed in Panama and later participated in the Berlin Airlift during WWII. Jack and family came to Santa Fe in 1952 where he finished his Navy career as a Chief Petty Officer assigned to recruiting duty, retiring in 1955. From 1955-1963 he worked in Real Estate, state government and for the National Traffic Safety Council as executive secretary. Jack founded Santa Fe Rentals in 1964 and directed it until his second retirement in 1986. He served as a regional director of the American Rental Association in 1979-1981 and was a recipient of the 1975 regional rental man of the year award. Jack, a Mason since 1944, was a member of the Montezuma Lodge No.1 in Santa Fe. He was active in toastmaster clubs in 1953-1963 and was elected District Governor of district 23 of Toastmasters International in 1953. As an avid golfer and member of the Santa Fe Country Club, he had four "hole in ones" to his credit. He was preceded in death by wife Mary Gilliam, son Robert Gilliam, granddaughter Tanya Gilliam and siblings: Prentice Gilliam, Donald Gilliam, Bud Gilliam, Geraldine Huddleston and Louise Turknett. Survived by son Richard Gilliam (Patricia), grandson Mark Gilliam, granddaughter Michelle Torrez (Valente), great granddaughter Tahlia Torrez, sister-in-law Emily Gaudreau and siblings: Frances Lancaster, Helen Collins, Emma Mae Bartek, Andrew Gilliam and nieces: Wanda Lancaster, Dottie Foshee and Cheryle Ann Aguirre. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Shriners Children Hospitals. Online donations at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org Mail donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607 The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the friends and staffs of Kingston Residence of Santa Fe and Ponce de Leon Retirement Community for their kind service and loving care. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday 1/25/2013 at Montezuma Lodge #1, 431 Paseo de Peralta. The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com

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