GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                 Sunday, September 6, 1998

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DONALD "BUD" GILL

  HARLEM - Donald "Bud" Gill, 78, longtime Blaine County resident, died Saturday at a Havre hospital of natural causes.

  His funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday in American Lutheran Church. Burial with military honors is in Harlem Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

  Gill was born March 11, 1920, north of Chinook, and attended schools in Chinook and Harlem.

  He served in the Army from 1937-45. His tour included 30 months in Australia and New Guinea with the medical corp unit.

  On Nov. 17, 1946, he married Gladys Skones in Turner. They owned and operated a farm and ranch in the Milk River Valley southeast of Harlem until 1964. Gill then worked for Olson Ford in Harlem until 1971, then sold Kirby vacum cleaners until retiring in 1993.

  He was a life member of the Harlem VFW, serving as quarter master for many years, and was a member of American Lutheran Church.

  Surviving are his wife; daughters Doris Gilbert of Issaquah, Wash.; and Patti Gilbert of Chinook; a son Larry Gill of Bellevue, Wash.; a sister, Shirley Richardson of Hamilton; and nine grandchildren.

  A son, Lee, died in September 1997.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                  Tuesday, September 8, 1998

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DONALD "BUD" GILL

  HARLEM - Donald "Bud" Gill, 78, a longtime Blaine County resident, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at a Havre care center of natural causes.

  Funeral services were  Tuesday morning, and burial with military honors in the  Harlem Cemetery.

  Gill was born to Eli and Ruth (Reser) Gill on March 11, 1920, north of Chinook, and attended schools in Chinook and Harlem.

  Gill joined U.S. Army from 1937and served Company M 163rd Infantry 41st Division until 1945.

  He married Gladys Skones on Nov. 17, 1946, in Turner. They owned and operated a farm and ranch in the Milk River Valley southeast of Harlem until 1964. He then worked for Olson Ford in Harlem until 1971, then sold Kirby vacum cleaners until retiring in 1993. He has been a resident of Northern Montana Care Center since June of 1997.

  Gill was a lifetime member of the Harlem VFW, serving as quarter master for many years, and was a member of American Lutheran Church.

  He is survived by his wife, Gladys Gill of Harlem; daughters Doris Gilbert of Issaquah, Wash. and Patti Gilbert of Chinook; a son Larry Gill of Bellevue, Wash.; a sister, Shirley Richardson of Hamilton; and nine grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one sister and a son, Lee, in  1997.

  Memorials may be made to the American Lutheran Church.

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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