OBITUARY

Roger Oldham Gilman

January 20, 1952November 29, 2018
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Roger O. Gilman passed away at age 66 on November 29, 2018, in Everett, Washington. He was born on January 20, 1952 to Edward Roger and Ruby Anna Gilman in Willows, California. He grew up in northern California and had fond memories of his grandfather’s ranch in Grass Valley.

Roger was predeceased by his father, mother and step father Donald Albert “Kit” Roth.

He is survived by wife, Cathy Elaine Gilman; step sons, Baron I. and his wife Carolina Gibbs and Brennon Gibbs; foster daughter, Gina Blatchford; former wife, Dorothy Gilman; daughters, Elizabeth and her husband Michael Miller, Vandy Marie and her husband Jason Dodge, Wilda Gilman and Lana Gilman; his grandchildren; Elijah Dodge, Shyanne Dodge, Gabriel Anderson, Alexis Dodge, Lily Dodge and Isabel Dodge; half siblings, Dan Gilman, Nickolas and his wife Brenda Gilman and Melanie Swinson; Matthew and his wife Marchele Gilman; step siblings, Robert Roth, Kathy Warnke, Vandy Roth, Bruce Roth and many nieces and nephews.

Roger provided for his family throughout is life by working many different jobs, including but not limited to, furniture and appliance mover, farm hand, manufacturing airplane parts, mines in Utah, custodial at McDonalds, maintenance at Stock Pot Soup Co, caregiver for mentally challenged adults and delivery and stock of products for 3 major food chains. His last employment was driver for O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Roger loved reading fantasy/Sci-Fi books and having is wife Cathy read out loud to him when is eye “problem” as he called it, limited is reading. He loved talking about being financially fit and being prepared, to anyone willing to listen. He liked living in the Northwest and enjoyed fishing or just sitting on the ocean beach to read or listen. Roger enjoyed going to plays, concerts and the movies with his wife Cathy. He loved watching the grandchildren doing their sports and music activities.

He belonged to the Eagles (F.O.E) as a young adult, accomplished his Eagle Scout award in Boy Scouts and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at age 19. He was a firm believer in getting and furthering an education. He received his associate’s degree in applied science at Snow College, Ephraim, Utah.

Roger enjoyed being a Home Teacher with his ministering partner Alan Henderson and doing service for others. He was a great example of living a Christ like life. He loved the Lord and often shared his testimony of tithing.

Roger was a great father, a loving husband and a good friend. He was loved by many and will be missed by those he has left on this side of the veil.

Goodbye Roger, until we meet again.

Services

  • Viewing Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, December 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Roger Oldham Gilman

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Robbi Rangel

December 12, 2018

I only met Roger once, but my memory of him was that he would call the office right at 4:35PM to see if Cathy had left for the day. It was often enough to the point where I recognized the caller ID and would answer the phone "Hello Roger! Cathy just left." For him to call that often was the sweetest thing. You could tell that he thought of her all the time.

EJ Dodge

December 10, 2018

EJ Dodge

December 10, 2018

EJ Dodge

December 10, 2018

EJ Dodge

December 10, 2018

EJ Dodge

December 10, 2018

Kat Thoman

December 5, 2018

First time I met Roger was at a going away party for a coworker. I was struck by how sweet Cathy and Roger were together. A day I will always remember.

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