Jack Douglas Gilmour left this mortal world on February 11, 2021, to be with our Father in heaven having fulfilled his mission here on earth. Jack was born on December 19, 1926, to George and Maibelle (Kimbro) Gilmour. He spent the first 34 years of his life in Seattle, Washington, the following 33 years in the California Bay area. He retired and moved to Boise, Idaho, in 1993. Jack was a prototype machinist by trade and worked as a machinist for 50 years starting at the age of 16. Four of those 50 years (1948-1952) were spent in the US Navy Submarine Service aboard the USS Carp SS-338 as an Engineman, maintaining the diesel engines. Jack married Anna Elliott in 1950, and their son George was born in 1951. Anna died later in 1951 of polio. Jack married again in 1954 to Marguerite Kennelly, and their son Jack was born in 1957. Jack and Marguerite divorced in 1972. Jack married again in 1978 to Celia G. Frost, and they have been inseparable ever since. Celia had five grown children at the time from two previous marriages. Jack joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January 1981; then he and Celia were sealed in marriage in the Salt Lake City Temple on January 16, 1982. Jack held many church callings. Jack’s only sporting activities, competition pistol and rifle shooting, started when he was 12 years old and continued until he was 30. He was trained by his father who was a firearms instructor for the Seattle Police Department. Jack achieved a master rating in all of his shooting. He was a life member of the NRA since 1946. Jack served his country in the Navy Submarine service from 1948-1952 and was a member of the United States Submarine Veterans, the Boise Base Submarine Veterans, and the VFW Post 63. Jack was a hard worker his whole life, so when he retired, he continued to keep busy in his workshop designing and making all kinds of useful items for the house and garden. He helped build a replica of the USS Boise SSN-764, which appeared in several parades in the Boise area. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, sister, and one granddaughter. He is survived by his loving wife Celia; a brother; two sons, George (Becky) Gilmour and Jack Gilmour; Celia’s five children, Melody Wilkinson, Tim (Deelyn) Dudley, Gordon (Bonnie) Buttars, Cindee (Steve) Weirich, and Connie (Frank) Uriguen; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
Services will be held Thursday, Feburary 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at Relyea Funeral Chapel. The service will also be livestreamed (link available below).
Jack will be laid to rest the Friday following the service at Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley, Idaho.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 2/18/2021 at 12:55 PM, Mountain Standard Time.