John Gilmore

04/29/1943 - 03/20/2020

Obituary for John Gilmore

Longtime Estacada resident, John Gilmore, died at his home on Friday, March 20, 2020. He was 76.

A private family graveside service will be held.

John Wesley Gilmore was born April 29, 1943 in Eugene, Oregon to Joe and Elizabeth (Brown) Gilmore. He was mostly raised in Myrtle Creek where he graduated from high school. John received an associate degree from OTI in Klamath Falls, Oregon in the Heavy-Duty Diesel Mechanics. On September 13, 1963, he married his eighth-grade sweetheart, Sally Osmond, in Myrtle Creek. In 1968 John began working for the US Forest Service on the Mt. Hood National Forest. They moved to Ripplebrook where their three children loved hiking and getting motorcycle rides with their dad on the many forest trails. In 1974 they moved into Estacada where they have lived since. John retired in 2005.

He enjoyed hunting Pickett Butte, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his grandkids. John was also a member of the Garfield Community Church for 47 years.

Survivors include his wife, Sally; daughter, Christine (Tracy) Kammeyer;
sons, Mark (Nicci) Gilmore, Daniel (Raelene) Gilmore; grandchildren Hannah, Molly and Tyler Kammeyer, Hunter, Hailey, Simon, Sydney and McKenzie Gilmore. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Katie Kammeyer.

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Sally condolences to you and family Praying for comfort God loves you so much
- Wanda Gill Rowe
Sally so sorry about John's passing. You both put up a good fight. Embrace the memories. I know your family will be a comfort. Prayers for all of you. Trudy (Newton) Thompson
- Trudy Thompson
Sally and Family, So sorry to hear of John's Home-going! Prayers for comfort during this time of loss!
- Annette Reisbick
You are in our prayers Sally. So sorry for your loss
- MAry Little
Sally I am so sorry and love goes out to you and yours, I never met him but knowing you and your sweet wonderful nature he was too..xoxo
- Linda Kimery

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