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Cecil Owen Gilleland

Gil was born Sept 16, 1919 in Alva, Oklahoma.

His parents were Frederick Sidney Gilleland and Mary Ellen Devaney. He was the second of five children.

Gil married Betty Jane Hanson in 1941 They had one child, Georgena Ione. They divorced in 1943.

Gil served in the USMC from 1940 to 1950 and reached the rank of Master Sargeant. From 1950 to 1960 he served in the U.S. Airforce with the rank of M/Sgt. He retired with an honorable discharge.

Gil worked for International Paper from 1961 to 1972 when he retired again.

Gil married Helen Marie Woodworth on January 19, 1951 in Long Beach California. They had one child: Kathleen Jan (October 5, 1956 to current).

Helen died in January 1989. Gil remarried in 1991 to Helen Marion Wilson.

Helen died on October 1999.

Gil died on December 24, 2012 at the age of 93 years, 3 months, 8 days.


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