November 30, 2012
Clarence A.” Jack” Gilliland passed away Nov. 12, 2012. He was 96.
At this time, services are pending.
Jack was born Nov. 11, 1916, to Arthur N. Gilliland and Grace J. Head. Jack was married to Mary Gilliland who passed away 13 days before he did. They were married for 78 1/2 years! Jack married Mary in Iowa and eventually moved to California during the Depression. He was a resident of Lake Wildwood and active in the men’s golf group at Lake Wildwood Golf Course and Peach Tree Golf Course in Marysville for many years. Before moving to Lake Wildwood, Jack and Mary were residents of Napa, Calif., for 40 years. Jack was past president of the Napa Valley Country Club and active with the men’s golf group there. He actively played golf for more than 85 years! Jack was a partner in Alcon Builders of Napa with Milt Honsvick. He built many neighborhoods in Napa: Redwood Village, Hidden Valley and homes in Alta Vista and Silverado. Jack built more than 650 homes in Napa during the 1960s and 1970s. He was known for “building a good house.”
Jack is survived by four children: Jack (Linda) Gilliland Jr., Patricia (Steve) Bardessono, Gary (Dolly) Gilliland and Cheri (Bob) Kraus.
He was “Papa” (grandfather) to eight grandchildren, Cindy Malisauskas, Stephen Bardessono, Gina Dunlap, Matt Gilliland, Dolly Lee Tillman, Derek Gilliland, Ashley Dahl and Josanna Kraus.
He had 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was proud to have been able to sit in a “five-generation picture” several times during his lifetime.