Dale Patrick Gilson July 9, 1949 - January 6, 2017 Dale Patrick Gilson, 67, of Hesperia, quietly went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family on January 6 after a short battle with lymphoma. Born July 9, 1949, he was raised in Hollywood then Whittier. On July 16, 1971, he married the love of his life, Ruthann. They moved to Bellflower for 32 years where they raised their three children. He received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State LA in 1971 and loved working for Utility Trailer where he designed trailers for 18-wheelers, but was forced to retire early in 2002 after 19 years when he survived a severe hemorrhagic stroke. In 2004 they moved to Hesperia where they resided for 12 years. He participated in VVC Adapted PE, St. Mary's Stroke Support Group, and Jubilee Men's Group. Dale truly loved Jesus and was blessed with a special joy that radiated from him, being known by all for his contagious smile. Dale is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ruthann, children, Brenda, Jason, and Thomas, along with six grandchildren: Steven, Durran, Faith, Elizabeth, Alice, and Thomas; and his cousin Dean and Gloria Baker of Whittier and their family. He's preceded in death by his father Raymond, mother Lucille, and brother James. A Memorial Service will be held at Jubilee Community Church, 9608 I Ave, Unit H, Hesperia on Saturday, January 14 at 2pm.
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