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Bill Gilles

July 19, 1932 — Jan. 8, 2019

Beloved father Bill Gilles passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children and their mother at the Hospice Care Center.

He was born to Joe and Katherine (Gerry) Gilles on July 19, 1932, in Longview.

In 1952 he married Margie Mackey. They went on to have six children. Bill owned several businesses throughout his life. Gilles Grocery, The Bungalow, The Hut Restaurant, Gilles Shopping Center, Last Chance Tavern and Z’s Drive Inn.

Through the years Bill loved get-togethers with family and friends, cooking large meals, and sharing memories of the past. He shared many of those memories with his dear cousins, Connie, Carla, Marilyn and Marsha.

Bill is survived by Margie Gilles; two sons, Gerry and Grant Gilles; three daughters, Gleeann Kamp, Gaylene Gilles (Jason), and Gelaine Scroggie (D.J.); nine grandchildren, Hayley, Greg, Aili Wild (Ryan), Dustin, Kiela, Karli, Dylan, Sydney and Macey; and eight great-grandchildren, Alana, Astrid, Bella, Shailia, Kynlee, Fisher, Rylee and Landon. He will be dearly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George; a son, Greg; a son-in-law, Fred Kamp; and close family friend, Randy Tyler.

A celebration of Bill’s life, including a potluck, is planned from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Kelso Elks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.

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