William M. Gore

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William M. "Bill" Gore went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2011, in Spokane, Washington. He was born on October 13, 1919 in Tennessee, and spent his early years on a small farm in the south. Bill enlisted in the Air Force to serve in the European theater during World War II, participating in the allied force that liberated France after D-Day. Shortly after his honorable discharge in 1946, Bill married his beloved wife Vena, and the two moved to Grand Coulee, Washington in 1948 where he joined the workforce of the newly constructed Grand Coulee Dam. Bill worked for 25 years for the Bureau of Reclamation, and for many years also ran a radio and TV repair shop on the side. He retired from the Bureau in 1975, and soon thereafter Bill and Vena moved to Spokane. Bill spent the next 30 years in many volunteer activities, including Meals on Wheels, Corbin Tax Center, Computer training for seniors at Spokane Falls Community College, various service capacities at First
Presbyterian Church, and many others. For his many selfless hours of
volunteerism, Bill was recognized by the Spokane Council on Aging with its Senior of the Year award in 1990, and the AARP Certificate of Appreciation for 30 years of Outstanding Service in 2008. Bill will be remembered by his family, however, as a man of good cheer, encouragement, and generosity to his two children, his four grand-children, and his twelve great-grandchildren. His stalwart faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and his warmth and humor in the countless lives he touched over the years have left a lasting legacy. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Vena, and is survived by his children Bruce Gore and Mary Lynn Gore, his grandchildren Noelle (and Corey) MacEachran, Brent (and Sarah) Gore, Kyle (and Karen) Dresback, and Shelby (and Ryan) Miles, and by his 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 2 P.M. Interment preceded at Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery. Online guest book at www.riplinger.com.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2011
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