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Publication: Ukiah Daily Journal
Location: Ukiah, California
Issue Date: Wednesday, September 9, 1992
Page: Page 14
Curtis C. Gilley Former Ukiahan Curtis C. Gilley, 70, of Rogue Rive, Ore., died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1992, at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Ore. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Eversole Mortuary in Ukiah. Masonic graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ukiah cemetery on Low Gap Road. Mr. Gilley was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Wiggins, Miss. He moved to Hornbrook as a young boy and graduated from Yreka High School in 1940. He served five years in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 7th Infantry Division's 184th Infantry Brigade. On June 27, 1948, he married the former Marjorie Cleveland in Willits. Most of his life was spent as a locomotive engineer working for several different railroads, including Southern Pacific in Dunsmuir, Northwest Pacific Railroad in Eureka and with the Union Pacific Railroad in Oroville, from which he retired March 30, 1986. Mr. Gilley lived in Ukiah for many years, owning several small businesses. He also worked for Mendocino State Hospital for five years as stationary engineer in the boiler room. He also lived in Anchorage, Alaska, and was a general foreman of the Alaska pipeline. After retiring he did some traveling and fishing and moved to Rogue River in August 1991. He was a member of Abell Lodge No. 146, F&AM in Ukiah, and Elks Lodge No. 1728, also in Ukiah, and the Achmes Shrine in Oakland. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gold mining. Mr. Gilley is survived by his wife, Marjorie, also of Rogue River, his daughter Yvonne Gilley of Santa Rosa; his grandson Joshua Stremich of Santa Rosa; three sisters, Muriel Heath of Bull Head City, Ariz., Mallie Dye of Montague, and Martha Brown of Roseburg, Ore.; two brothers, Alfred Gilley of Ashland, Ore., and Kensley Gilley of San Jose; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 1701 19th Ave., San Fransisco; the Rogue Valley Medical Center Home Health Services Hospice Program on Barnett Road in Medford, Ore.; or the American Cancer Society.