Janice Joan Gilland
1933 - 2019
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January 3, 1933 September 8, 2019
September 12, 1933 October 26, 2019
It is with great sadness that their family announces the passing of Janice Joan Gilland (Weiss) and Charles A. Gilland, beloved parents, grandparents, and friends.
Jan, born in Appleton, WI, was the youngest of four daughters, and Chuck, born in Colorado Springs, CO, was the eighth of nine children.
The two met in Colorado Springs and they were married in 1952 on Chuck's 19th birthday.
Janice graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1951, and Chuck attended Blair Business College and El Paso Community College after obtaining his GED.
After Chuck served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, the couple settled in Colorado Springs, where their only child, Larry, was born.
Chuck worked at Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, beginning as a Printer Apprentice and ultimately worked his way up to become the Director of Manufacturing for the company, and Jan enjoyed working in real estate for many years. She started out in administration and eventually obtained her Real Estate license with Equity Realty.
Chuck and Jan built a beautiful life together over the course of their 67 year marriage. They loved spending time with family and friends, going out to eat, and traveling. They will both be remembered for their humor, compassion, and devotion toward others and toward each other, with Chuck passing away only 48 days after Jan's death.
Chuck and Jan were preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Amelia Weiss; her sisters Elaine, Betty, and Carol; his parents James Robert and Marie Gilland; his brothers Gene, Bobby, and Jay; and his sister Marcella. They are survived by their son, Larry (wife, Mary); their granddaughter, Heather (husband, Jason); and Chuck's sisters Ivy, Rosie, Elly, and Carolyn.
A celebration of life service will be held to honor both Chuck and Jan on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m at First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to First United Methodist Church or Pikes Peak Hospice.
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Published in The Gazette on Nov. 3, 2019.
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November 27, 2019
Mary, Larry and family....Your Father's love and dedication to his wife Jan and family was an inspiration to me. That and our talks out on the golf course were a true joy during a trying time in my life. Always grateful! I pray you are receiving the comfort of the Comforter during this time.
Lance Weldgen
November 5, 2019
Such an awesome couple . Ozzie and I so enjoyed our many visits with them at our favorite dining place, and of course Ozzie and Chuck spent many hours at the golf course. God bless you and your family at this difficult time and know that my love and prayers are with you
Betty Oswald
November 3, 2019
Larry, Mary and family I cannot find words to express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of Uncle Chuck and Aunt Janice. They were always so kind to me when I was growing up. Uncle Chuck always looked out for my Grandpa Jay supporting him during hard times. I remember Aunt Janice helping my parents find their house on the Westside where they still reside today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. God Bless you and may all the warm memories of your lovely parents bring you comfort.
Paul G Jr Brizal
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