Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary

23287 North Sierra Hwy, Newhall, CA


William Joe GILSON

June 9, 1957October 3, 2019

William Joe Gilson, 62, passed away in Santa Clarita, California on October 3, 2019. Born June 9, 1957 in Riverside, California to William Gilson and Kay Schilling. Joe graduated from Granada Hills Senior High School. He earned an associate’s degree and worked at Western Laser from 1987 – 2008 as a lithographer. Joe was married to Ghisella DeCastro for 10 years, and together they had a son, Sean. Joe married his loving wife, Jennifer Miller, on November 27, 2010.

Joe loved music. He played in a band in his youth and continued playing the guitar throughout his life. He loved the Beatles, Bach, and classic rock. He was a talented gardener and took great pride in his landscaping. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church where he tended the rose garden. Joe was a creative soul and appreciated beauty in art, music, and nature. Joe is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Miller) Gilson, his brother Lynn (Jung Mi) Gilson, son Sean (Kelly Elmore) Gilson, step-daughter Niccole Gomez (Gerry Guzman), step-son Michael Peralta (Karla Gray), step-daughter Jodi (Brent) Chowen, step-niece Jacquelyn Carpenter (Brian Felix), nephews Nate (Janice), Josh (Sheila), grand-niece Maryjane, grand-nephews Anthony, Nate Jr; and seven grandchildren: Alex, Josi (Alex), Joey, Christian, Emi, Megan, and Daisy. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dana Gilson Cline.

Rosary will take place Wednesday, October 16th at 10:30am at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Valencia, California. Mass at 11:00am and interment will immediately follow at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Santa Clarita, California.


  • Rosary Service Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, October 16, 2019


William Joe GILSON

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Debbie Kelley

October 13, 2019

My cousin Joe was such a gentle & loving man! He will be missed by many people but will be greeted by so many that were waiting for him in heaven.

RIP Joe! Love you!

Lynn Gilson

October 7, 2019

Joe was stoic until the end. My brother suffered and endured the effects of arthritis for many years but always made light of it and carried on. I will miss the livid conversations we always enjoyed on politics and culture in America. He was a great American who loved his country and the Christian values that inspired the founding fathers. His best travels were with his beloved wife Jennifer to the original colonial state of Virginia and the admiration for family and country. These values were what Joe held in the highest esteem and we'll miss him greatly.

Rest in Peace Joe!

Colleen Pinoski

October 6, 2019

Joe was such a kind and happy man❤️ He always had a smile... RIP Joe.
Love. Colleen

terry prather

October 5, 2019

Great neighbor, always pleasant, happy, always willing to help when needed

Carrie Rubin

October 5, 2019

A wonderful colleague and friend. Super nice guy, never saw him mad . A kind and peaceful man. Had your back. Will be missed.

Erik van der Zalm

October 5, 2019

I worked with Joe for many years, side by side, at Western Laser Graphics. We also spend time together after work. We just reconnected through Facebook weeks ago and we were planning to see each other next time when I am down there from Grass Valley.