Amalia Hanna Gillette
August 28, 1932 – May 11, 2019
Amalia Hedwig Heimrath Gillette passed peacefully in her home at 7 AM on May 11, 2019. She was 86 years old. Mali was born on August 28, 1932 in Kokashitz, Czechoslovakia (Sudentenland) to Josef and Anna (Wenzel) Heimrath . She emigrated from Germany to Carmel in October 1951, married Charles Merle Gillette in March 1954 and raised a family at Piney Woods Lodge in Carmel Woods. Mali was a volunteer at the Community Hospital of Monterey and at the Yellow Brick Road in Carmel. She was an avid gardener and passionate dog lover. Charles, her beloved husband of 33 years preceded her in death in February 1987 in Carmel. Her sister, Gertrude Liane Heimrath Moller of Hausen Bei Offenbach Germany, preceded her in death in 2009. Mali is survived by her three children; Ward James Gillette of Shaver Lake CA, Marianne Hanne Gillette of Sparks, MD and Liane Gillette Vane of Aptos, CA, eight grandchildren; Marie Nichole Gillette, James Michael Gillette, Jessica Ann Gillette, Alexandra Ann Vane, Matthew Charles Vane, Michael Walter Vane, Robert Gillette Ryan and Charles Gillette Ryan as well as four great grandchildren; Giada Claire Gillette, Jack Daniel Gillette, Giselle Rose Gillette and Matteo Gillette Papez. The family recognizes and appreciates the loving care provided by Vicky Lopez, Enriqueta Ledesma, Terri Ely, Tish Wagner and Lupe Matelau over the past six years, as well as the consideration and thoughtfulness of particular friends and neighbors.
A private gathering will celebrate her life. Memorial donations in her name can be made to the Carmel Foundation, P.O. Box 1050, Carmel, California, 93921.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Amalia Hanna Gillette
May 17, 2019
Dear Marianne, Liane and Ward,
So sorry for the passing of your Mom. I have thought of her often and regret that I did not stop to visit her before her passing. I met Giada when I was working at Tularcitos in her class. She sure has the Gillette genes. Your parents are living on in their great grand children for sure. Mrs. Gillette was always fun to listen to when we would visit often. She really started my interest in gardening. Her orchids were amazingly beautiful out on her deck. I will miss her. She passed away on Verin's birthday, I will inform him of her passing. Love, Linda Gesicki and family, Brandon, Shelley and Brett.