Audrey R. Gilmore


(September 5, 2002)

Funeral services were held Monday morning at Union Presbyterian Church for Audrey R. Gilmore, 82, who died Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Powell Nursing Home.

The Rev. David Hunter officiated at services. Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Gilmore was born Feb. 19, 1920, at Oakland, La., son of Floyd and Katie (Lewis) Gilmore. He attended school through the 10th grade and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a Staff Sergeant in the army and received the Good Conduct Medal, the WWII Victory Medal and the Eameto Medal

An electrician by trade, he married Blanche B. Summers on April 28, 1947, in Red Lodge, Mont. They made their home in Powell.

He was an avid baseball follower with his sons and served as a Little League coach and as president of the Babe Ruth League in Powell.

Survivors include his wife Blanche of Powell; five sons and their wives, Bob and Ellie Gilmore of Punta Gorda, Fla., David and Nancy Gilmore of Powell, Kent and Traci Gilmore of Lone Pine, Calif., Kirk and Brenda Gilmore of Billings, Mont., and Steven Gilmore of Pocatello, Idaho; a special nephew, Max Garner of Powell; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Jesse and Conrad; sister Dora; and granddaughter Tracy.

Honorary pallbearers at the funeral were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Tyna, Tonja, Trudi, Robert, Libby, Ross, Jesse, Clay Nichole, Stephanie, Seth, Sara, Rusty, Tyson, Brad, Eric, Sara, Isaac, Travis, Conner, Zane, Tracy and Vernon.