CHINOOK - James L. Gilmore, 38, of Chinook died Friday, Jan. 3, 2002, at a Great Falls hospital due to complications from surgery and cancer.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial with military honors in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. A
vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Jim was born on Jan. 9, 1964, in Havre to Meredith and Madeleine (Lariviere) Gilmore. He was raised in Chinook and attended school in Chinook and in Bigfork.
Jim served six years in the U.S. Navy before purchasing his own tractor semitrailer rig and trucking all over the United States. He was most recently leased to Palmer Trucking of Missoula before he became ill in September. In November, he had surgery at the Veterans Hospital in Salt Lake City for cancer and entered Benefis East in Great Falls on Dec. 26 due to complications from his illness.
James is survived by his parents, Meredith and Madeleine Gilmore, both of Chinook; sisters, Michaela Getschman of Missoula, Meredy Phares of Chinook and Marlane Wenzel of Verndale, Minn .; brother, Terry Gilmore of Chinook; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.