In Memoriam : Velma Gillis

Velma Gillis Velma Loraine Gillis - age: 89
(September 22, 1932 to December 18, 2021 )
Resident of Woodlake, California

Visitation Information:
Graveside Service at Woodlake District Cemetery Thursday December 30, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.
No viewing

Velma Lorraine Gillis passed away peacefully on December 18, 2021, in Lemon Cove, California surrounded by family and friends. She was born on September 22, 1932 in Reedley to Albert and Adah Stone. She attended Reedley High School and married William Bill Gillis on September 16, 1956 in Reno, Nevada. Velma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, homemaker, and avid fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors. Velma is survived by her daughter Carol and her husband Richard Santana of Lemon Cove her grandchildren Misty, and husband Ryan Wallace in Woodlake; Ryan and his wife Amy Gillis of Exeter, Lori, and husband Thomas Dixon of Visalia; Melissa Santana, and partner Jose Guzman of Exeter, and Rena VanMeter of Oregon; great-grandchildren, Chase, Connor, and Cayden Wallace, Dominix Gillis, Skylar Dixon, Brody Guzman, and Ellise Kravetz; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and siblings she was preceded in death by her husband Bill and sons Don and Ron Gillis and granddaughter Alicia Santana. Graveside Services will be at the Woodlake Public Cemetery December 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.

Kelly Ross-Rider - December 30, 2021Contact this person Contact this person
Carolyn & Family, You are all in my prayers today and always. I was sorry to hear of your mothers passing and when I remember your mother, I remember her love of family. You were all so dear to her. I'm so sorry I can't be with you today at graveside to honor your Mother. I succumbed to a winter head cold and am still going through it. Please know that I am with you in spirit and thinking of you all during this time. Much love, Kelly Ross