Girard "Jerry" Charles Gilkison Simi Valley, CA Girard "Jerry" Gilkison, 79, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2016.
He was known for his fun-loving personality, ability to "socialize" and his never-ending support of friends and family. He will be truly missed by everyone who was fortunate to know him. Jerry was born in Muncie, Indiana on May 6, 1937 to parents Durward and Dorothy Gilkison. He spent his childhood growing up in Muncie. He moved to Burbank with his parents in 1951. Graduated from Burbank High school.
Moved to Simi Valley in 1960. In 1962, at the age of 25 he married the love of his life Trudy until she went to be with the Lord in June of 2007.
He is survived by his son, Scott Gilkison, Daughter Sheila McKowan, son in law Sheldon McKowan, Daughter Faith Gilkison, Sister Cheryl Case, Granddaughters Lisa Stillman, Lara McKowan and Brittney Christian. And 4 Great Grandchildren. And numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing is at Readon's Mortuary in Simi Valley on Thursday June 30 4-8 pm. Funeral, Oakwood Memorial Cemetery 22601 Lassen Street Chatsworth, CA on Friday July 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Donation can be made to Fire Family Foundation.
Ventura County Star (CA) - Thursday, June 30, 2016