OBITUARY

William F. Gilreath

January 12, 1936June 22, 2014
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William “Bart” Gilreath, 78, of Greeley, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at North Colorado Medical Center. He was born on January 12, 1936 in Grand River, Iowa to Harold E. and Ethel Dale (Day) Gilreath.

Bart was raised and educated in Grand River, graduating from Grand River High School.

Bart joined the US Navy on September 27, 1954. During his service time he received the Good Conduct Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal. Bart attained the rank of SK2. He was honorably discharged on September 26, 1958.

On May 1, 1970, he married Doris Mae Michalik at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greeley, where they were members for 44 years. Bart was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Greeley Senior Citizens and the VFW in Coolidge, Arizona. He was also very active in the Senior Games, in which he played golf.

He moved to Greeley in 1960, working for Greeley Feed and Bean. He then went to work for Simplot Soil Builders in Greeley, later transferring to Gilcrest. He worked for Agland in Gilcrest until his retirement in 1998. In 1998 he had the honor of being his granddaughter’s very first babysitter.

Bart enjoyed early morning coffee at the Greeley Senior Citizens Center. He loved fishing, camping and playing golf.

Bart is survived by his wife, Doris of Greeley; daughter, Mary Gilreath (Mike Rothe) of Greeley; granddaughter, Dominique DiManna of Greeley; step-mother, Marg Gilreath of Florence, Arizona; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy and Bernard Michalik of Weldona and Donald and Donna Michalik of Kersey; step-sister, Diane Spots of Scottsdale, Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James.

Recitation of the Rosary will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Inurnment Sunset Memorial Gardens. All are invited to a reception, following the committal service, at the Greeley/Evans Moose Lodge, 3456 11th Avenue, Evans, Colorado 80620. Sides dishes are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greeley Senior Citizen Center in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Please visit www.stoddardsunset.com to sign online guestbook.

Services

  • Recitation of the Rosary Friday, June 27, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 27, 2014
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William F. Gilreath

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Carolyn Marvin

July 2, 2014

So sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts are with you along with my prayers. Hope to see you at Farmers Market since I'm not working right now. Much love to my dear friend. Carolyn (Meisinger) Marvin

Trish Stoffregen

June 30, 2014

Doris, I just sat down to read last week's Tribunes and was shocked to read about Bill's passing. We had so many good times together when we were in Red Hats together. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. We are so sorry we didn't make it to his service. Bob & Trish Stoffregen

June 28, 2014

Doris and family.......I just learned about Bill late yesterday........so sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you ........I understand how difficult this is to go through as I recently lost my husband too........take care! Nancy (Carey) Swope

June 28, 2014

Doris and Family, We were sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I enjoyed many mornings with Bill at the Senior Center working on puzzles and just talking. We will miss him. Our prayers are with him and your family.
Pete & Donna Archuleta

June 28, 2014

Doris & family, we were sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Your family were such good neighbors and Bill gave Leo some good sound advice several times. Many nice memories of Bill. God bless you all and keep you in His loving arms!!!! Leo Rodriguez and Margo Pewe

June 27, 2014

Doris and family
So very sorry to hear of Bills passing. Tabs and I are feeling so blessed to have had the years of working with him at the senior games and the GASC. Prayers for you and family. Hope to see you at the end of July. B.J.Hill and Tabyitha

Mary and Linda

June 27, 2014

Doris and Family,

We have and will continue to miss Bill, his smile and his humor! Bill was a special neighbor and friend, with our fond memories he will always be tucked away in our hearts. May you find comfort in your many memories of a wonderful man, father and husband. Linda Olivas and Mary Whichard

Jerry & Dorothy Firestien

June 26, 2014

Doris & family.
We were so sorry to see of Bill's passing he was a real special friend
May the lord bless you & your family at the sad time. Jerry & Dorothy Firestien.

Mary Lou Davenport

June 26, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

FROM THE FAMILY