George Gillenwater

November 21, 1914 ~ February 22, 2018 (age 103)

George Gillenwater passed away peacefully February 22nd 2018.

George was born in Kirby, Oklahoma to William and Nelly Gillenwater on November 21st 1914.

George worked in the lumber industry for 52 years, in California, Oregon and Washington. The last 23 years were for Champion International Corp. George enjoyed volunteering and interacting with the people of the First Covenant Church of Eureka. He also enjoyed playing and making kazoo instruments for the Humboldt Kitchenaires for many years.

George was preceded in death by his parents, brother Billy, 1st wife Winona, 2nd wife Margaret, special friend Olive, grandson Scott Holm and stepson Bud Olsen. He is survived by his 3rd wife Barbara, children Carol Holm, Robert (Sena), stepdaughter Norma Jean Neville, 8 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 16 great -great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren and 11 great -great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at the First Covenant Church at 2526 J St in Eureka at 1pm March 17th.

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