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Gilmore, Garry A.

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July 26, 1954 - February 22, 2021

Gilmore, Garry A.

Garry Allen Gilmore died peacefully with his family by his side at home in Humble, TX, on February 22nd 2021, at the age of 66.

Garry is survived by his wife, Patty; children, Lacey (Jeremiah Lockhart), Ellie (Mark Mariano), and Jaime (Aaron Geilenfeldt); grandchildren, Brielle, JJ (Jeremiah JR), RaeLynn, Rhaya and Ryker; brother, Bruce. He is preceded in death by his parents Samuel Gilmore and Lillian O’Neill.

Garry was born on July 26th 1954, in Denver, Colorado. He attended John F. Kennedy High School in Denver, CO, where he was a decorated athlete in both golf and basketball. Garry spent his career at the United States Postal Service where he started right out of high school and later retired in 2012. Garry achieved many promotions throughout his career that took him across Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. He was known for his service excellence and won several service and special awards including the Vice President award, and Post Master General award in 2009.

He met the love of his life- Patty, on Thanksgiving in 1981, and they later married in September of 1982. Over the years, they welcomed three daughters and five grandchildren. His family remembers him as a dedicated father and papa who spent his days making a home that was full of fun and lots of love. Garry had a way of bringing people together and he always had a joke ready no matter the occasion. Garry’s proudest accomplishment was being a loving husband, father, and papa by creating memorable family traditions throughout his life.

Garry had a lifelong passion as an avid golfer and when he wasn’t working, you could always find him on the course both playing and also giving his time where needed. He enjoyed volunteering for veteran events such as Boots for Troops, Base Camp 40, Lone Survivor Foundation and so many more. After retiring from the USPS, Garry was instrumental in working with the local homeowners to reopen the Atascocita Golf club in 2013, and was a much needed mentor to the high school cart staff. In addition to golfing, some of Garry’s favorite retirement hobbies were grilling and traveling with family. He loved traveling to tropical places where he could snorkel and spend time on the beach. Maui was a favorite destination for both Garry and Patty.

A memorial in honor of Garry will be held on March 20th at 2:00pm, at the Atascocita Lutheran Church, located at 7927 FM 1960, Humble, TX. Please note that there is a capacity limit at the church of 75 attendees. All family and friends are encouraged to attend a celebration of life reception in honor of Garry’s legacy which will be held immediately after at the Atascocita Golf Club, located at 20114 Pinehurst Dr. Atascocita, TX, from 3:30pm – 5pm, on March 20th. There will be another celebration of life to be held in Glenwood Springs, CO in late July, of 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Atascocita Lutheran Church:

For those who are unable to attend the services in person, we will have a live stream of both the memorial and the celebration of life reception on Zoom at the same link:

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Jan Whitney

March 20, 2021 4:58PM

My heart felt condolences to Patty and all of the family. He was a pretty amazing guy with a big heart. I always look forward to going to work with him and it sure made for a different atmosphere after he left Colorado Springs. I believe he had that effect everywhere he went. Please know my prayers continue for all of you and I know the love he had for you will go with you for the rest of your lives.

Lucy Wolff

March 17, 2021 2:46PM

I met Garry when he was young, well at least young at heart sometimes. I was almost young then, too. He and his family felt like mine. Oh, how we'd laugh! I cherish the sounds of our laughter. It echoes still.
Lucy Wolff
Retiree USPS

Ruben Diaz

March 14, 2021 9:11PM

Although Garry and I only met a short time ago it became quickly apparent that our friendship would be long-lasting. He was a genuine soul and kind to all that he came in contact with. I loved working with him and playing golf with him. I miss our conversations and spending time on the golf course with him. Rest easy my friend. You will be missed.

Charles Schmidt

March 14, 2021 7:41PM

Condolences to Patty and the family. Garry's presence will be missed and his memory will be treasured.
"The Righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come." Isaiah 57:1

Emilio Torres

March 12, 2021 7:00PM

I had the pleasure of working with Gary in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gary was a true professional in every sense of the word. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences to the family and my his memory be a blessing.May He rest in peace.

Fred Frey

March 12, 2021 6:04PM

Although I have only know Gary for a little over a year his outgoing personality made me feel like he had been a friend for many many years. Our prayers and condolences to Patty, the girls and the rest of his family and friends.

Michael Korbas

March 09, 2021 9:58PM

I am so sorry to hear of Garry’s passing. One of the best people to work for in the Usps. He will be missed.

Gary Davis

March 09, 2021 9:21PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Garry was a great friend that will be dearly missed by all of his golf buddies.