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March 28, 1927 — Oct. 12, 2018

Doyle Leon Gillham, 91, of Longview passed away peacefully at home Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

He was born March 28, 1927, in Clifty, Ark., to Lavaur and Veva (Tunnell) Gillham and served in the Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1947.

Doyle married Juanita “Faye” Johnson on June 11, 1949, in Longview. She preceded him in death on Jan. 17, 2017.

Doyle was a service manager for Tolley Craft Yacht in Kelso for 31 years, retiring on April 30, 1991. He enjoyed gardening, boating, clam digging and woodworking.

Doyle is survived by a daughter, Diane Crowe (Olen) of Las Vegas; a sister, Evelyn Gillham of Reedly, Calif.; three grandchildren, Angie Buckiewicz (Greg), Jacob Weiand and Christa Weiand (Justin McClung); and two great-grandchildren, Austin Koski (Gabby), and Hannah Koski.

In addition to Faye, Doyle was preceded in death by a son, David Gillham; and his sister, Tudy Anderson.

A graveside service is planned for 2 p.m. today at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Longview.

Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Longview Hospice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Vancouver Funeral Chapel.

“He was the best Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa ever.”

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