Connie Gillilan

August 1, 1944November 3, 2018

Connie May Gillilan of Grand Junction went home to be with the Lord on November 2, 2018 at HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 74. A funeral Service will be held at Pear Park Baptist Church on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery. Connie was born on August 1, 1944 to Martin and Betty Pedersen in Ottumwa, Iowa. Her family later moved to Colorado. She married Duane Gillilan on June 1, 1968 in Grand Junction. Mrs. Gillilan was a devout Christian and faithful member of Pear Park Baptist Church. Along with her husband of 50 years, she raised four boys. She taught Sunday school for many years, loved to cook, and enjoyed crafts and being with her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Gillilan is survived by her husband, Duane Gillilan; sons Dennis Gillilan, Greg (Kendra) Gillilan, Matt (Sara) Gillilan, and Dan (Michelle) Gillilan; the Gillilan grandchildren - Tyler, Trent, Lane, Cole, Adam, Seth, Hannah, Hunter, Tucker, and Paisley; sister Cheryl Coverly; and brother Ken Pedersen. She was preceeded in death by her parents and her brothers, Marty Pedersen and Bob Pedersen.


  • Martin Pedersen, Father
  • Betty Pedersen, Mother
  • Duane Gillilan, Spouse
  • Dennis Gillilan, Son
  • Greg Gillilan, Son
  • Matt Gillilan, Son
  • Dan Gillilan, Son
  • Cheryl Coverly, Sister
  • Kendra Killilan, Daughter-in-law
  • Sara Gillilan, Daughter-in-law
  • Michelle Gillilan, Daughter-in-law
  • Marty Pedersen, Brother
  • Bob Pedersen, Brother
  • Ken Pedersen, Brother
  • Mrs. Gillilan also leaves behind her grandchildren Tyler, Trent,
    Lane, Cole, Adam, Seth, Hannah, Hunter, Tucker, and Paisley to cherish her memory.

  • Lane Gillilan, Active
  • Cole Gillilan, Active
  • Tyler Gillilan , Active
  • Trent Gillilan, Active
  • Seth Gillilan , Active
  • Mike Krabbe , Active
  • Parker Cosby , Active
  • Sterling Cosby, Active
  • Hunter Gillilan , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tucker Gillilan , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Adam Gillilan, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Memorial gifts may be made in the memory of Mrs. Gillilan to HopeWest Hospice at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Connie Gillilan

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