Harold Gimlin, 76, died peacefully May 13, 2013, surrounded by family in his daughter’s Lake Oswego home, while his other daughter was visiting from Florida. He was a longtime resident of The Dalles, Ore.
He was born Dec. 13, 1936, in Carlensville, Ill., to William Gimlin and Alma (Schaff) Gimlin, the oldest of ten children.
He loved playing lead guitar for the band “For the Good Times,” volunteering for St. Peter Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Cherry Park Grange. His favorite quote was “Life is a dance: God’s love is the music.”
He is survived by his wife Leahrae and two daughters, Anita Hyder, Pensacola, Fla., and Patricia Griffith, Lake Oswego, Ore., five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A celebration of life is set for Saturday, May 18, at 5 p.m., at 1002 Lambert St., Cherry Park Grange. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments. For further information, contact Virgil Doty at 541-296-3737.
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