Obituary: Patrick James "Gill" Gilliland |

Obituary: Patrick James "Gill" Gilliland

Services were Aug. 8 for Patrick James “Gill” Gilliland of Stateline, Nev., who died Aug. 6, 2000, at Washoe Medical Center, Reno, Nev., of bacterial endocarditis. He was 34.

Mr. Gilliland was born Jan. 5, 1966, at St. Louis, Mo. He graduated from Gibbs High School, Corryton, Tenn., and attended Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tenn., and Morristown Community College, Morristown, N.J. His passion was skiing and he was a fully certified Level 3, member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Rocky Mountain Division. He had worked as a ski instructor at Keystone and Monarch ski resorts in Colorado for 15 years. Mr. Gilliland had been living at Stateline, Nev., for five months, employed as a finish carpenter with Gardner Construction, Inc. He attended Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church, where he had planned to marry his fiancee, Jennifer Grove of Stateline in April 2001.

Survivors include his mother, Gladys B. Gilliland of Tucson, Ariz.; father, James R. Gilliland of Wood, S.D.; grandmother, Bernice Kruse of Union, Mo.; brother Michael Gilliland of Middletown, Conn.; sisters, Brenda Murphey of Rapid City, S.D., Debbie Blickensderfer of Pueblo, Colo., and Cathy Evans of Jonesborough, Tenn.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Ross-Burke & Knobel Mortuaries, Sparks, Nev.

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