|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2011|
Glendive, Montana: Loma Mae Gilman, age 90, formerly of Beach, North Dakota, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive. A Life Tribute Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach with Celebrant Sandy Silha officiating. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 P.M. (CST) on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery in Mandan, North Dakota. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Loma was born on November 14, 1921 in Terry, Montana, the daughter of Jesse E. and Coralie (Redmond) Clark. She was raised and educated in Beach graduating from Beach High School with the class of 1940. Loma met and later married Donald E. "Monk" Gilman on November 22, 1942, in Alexander, Louisiana. As a couple they resided in Louisiana, Alabama and Texas while Monk served in the United States Army. After Monk was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946, Loma and Monk moved to Beach where they made their family home raising two children. Loma was preceded in death by her husband in 2008. Following his passing she remained a resident in Beach until 2010 when she moved to Glendive to live closer to her daughter.
Loma was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for fifty plus years. During this time she was elected as Worthy Grand Matron in 1980, she served as a member of the Grandcross of Colors, the State Mother Advisor, and General Grand Chapter Committee Member on the national scale. She was a member of the American Legion Club in Beach for sixty-five years. Loma did the bookkeeping for her husband's business and when he was elected as North Dakota Fireman's Association Executive Secretary.
Loma was a lifelong home maker who enjoyed gardening and she loved sitting out in the yard admiring all of her flowers. She loved sewing and made most her own clothing and clothing for her family. Loma's grandchildren were her pride and joy, and at the age of 89, she traveled to Seeley Lake, Montana where she was able to enjoy dancing at her grandson's wedding reception.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dick and Lyle; two sisters, Joy and Iva; and one son-in-law, Oscar.
Survivors include her son, Bob (Pam) Gilman of Deer Lodge, Montana; daughter, Rita Frank of Glendive; three grandchildren, Justin (Jen) Gilman of Missoula, Montana, Lindsay Gilman of Lincoln, Montana, and Kacie Gilman of Missoula; two sisters, Elizabeth Wheeler of Bozeman, Montana and Pansy Madson of Arizona; one brother, Deed Clark of Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.
Jesse Deloss Clark (1890 - 1954)
Coralee Sylvia Chamberland Redmond (1902 - 1987)
Donald E Gilman (1918 - 2008)
Lyle Bradford Clark (1912 - 2003)**
Iva Lorraine Clark Rasmussen (1914 - 2003)**
Loma Mae Clark Gilman (1921 - 2011)
Joy DeLois Clark Geier (1923 - 1997)*
B Elizabeth Clark Wheeler (1926 - 2013)*
Charles B Clark (1929 - 2008)*
Richard Dewyatt Clark (1933 - 1966)*
North Dakota Veterans Cemetery
North Dakota, USA
Maintained by: Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: High Plains
Record added: Dec 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82481783
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