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MARGUERITE INA GILLIAM Age 95, passed away on January 17, 2013. She was born on November 18, 1917 to her late parents, Lyman Holmes and Carrie (Duff) Holmes in Estherville, Iowa. After graduating from high school in 1935, Marguerite worked in her mother's small grocery store until 1945. It was then that she decided to move to Washington D.C to work in the Pentagon for a year and returned back to Iowa. In the winter of 1947, Marguerite moved to Riverside, CA and worked at the Southern California Gas Company until 1953. In 1951 she married the love of her life, Ernest Gilliam. To their union, they had two sons, Alan of Riverside and Dennis of Redlands. Marguerite was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Riverside, which she attended faithfully until her health no longer allowed her to. Marguerite is survived by her 2 sons; her nieces, Pat Xanthias of Redondo Beach, Julie Forchay of Minnesota and Ellen Tindell of North Carolina; her nephews, Stanley Gilliam of Oklahoma and Gary Homes of Minnesota; and her extended family and neighbors. A visitation will be held on Thursday, 1/24/2013 from 3-7p.m. at Acheson & Graham Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave in Riverside. Private committal service at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the First United Methodist Church in her name. Arrangements entrusted to Acheson & Graham Mortuary (951) 688-1221 www.achesonandgraham.com
Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 23, 2013
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