May 1, 1935 - July 5, 2014
Phyllis Gilman, beloved wife, mother and sister died en route to Seattle to meet with her sister and family for a much anticipated Alaskan Cruise.
Born on May 1, 1935 in Westport, Oregon, to George Williamson and Jennie (Brenden) Williamson, they moved to the Roseburg area in the early 1940s where Phyllis lived the remainder of her life.
Phyllis married her high school sweetheart Richard (Dick) Gilman in 1952. They had two children, Edwin R. Gilman of Merrill, OR and Micheal George Gilman of Lakewood, Colorado. Phyllis and Dick enjoyed a life filled with hunting, fishing and adventure trips to Agency Lake and Klamath County, the Oregon coast and much of the western U.S. Much of their time was spent following Ed and Mike’s athletic endeavors, showing their English Pointers and watching their beloved OSU Beaver football team.
Phyllis and Dick owned the family business, Douglas Fir Printing, where Phyllis managed the business operations. They sold the business in the late 1970s and Phyllis began working for her brother Bill Williamson in his accounting practice until the time of her death.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Dick, brother Bill Williamson and dear friend Glen Galla.
Survivors include her sons, Ed Gilman (Dana) and Micheal Gilman (Marty Noland); grandchildren, Tawnie Telle (Nick), Cody Taylor, Clinton Taylor, Chris Gilman (Rachel), Jennifer Gilman; and great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Jackson Telle. Also surviving are sister Linda (Williamson) McCormick (Matt), sister in law Connie Williamson; nieces, nephews, Katherine (McCormick) Mikesell (Ted), Margaret McCormick, Timothy McCormick, John McCormick, Kris (Williamson) Aanderud (Wes), Will Williamson, Bruce Williamson, Alisa Race (Martin) and Doug Frost and many great-nieces and nephews. She also leaves her special longtime friends Roy and Margie Marshall and Big E and Jean Van Meter.
A celebration of Phyllis’ life is planned with a potluck at the home of Roy and Margie Marshall on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.