Gale D. Shirts
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January 22, 1932 ~ July 25, 2015

Gale D. Shirts was 83 when he died peacefully at his home in Vancouver, WA on July 25, 2015. He was born in Kelso, WA on Jan. 22, 1932.
After serving over 21 years in the Army, Gale resided in Vancouver with his wife and children.
Gale is survived by his wife, Kim; five children, Chul, Cynthia, Daniel, Sharon, and Carol, and their spouses; 29 grandchildren; and one brother, Gerald Shirts.
A public viewing will be held at 9:30a.m. on Fri., July 31, 2015, with the funeral service to follow at 10:30a.m. at the Vancouver, WA Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10509 SE 5th St., Vancouver, WA 98664. The burial will be at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver, WA, with full military honors immediately following the service.
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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 29, 2015.
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August 2, 2015
Sorry to hear about Gale, I was a member of the 697 pl. Co.
Roger Hauke
July 31, 2015
What a wonderful, funny, good-hearted man and I am thankful he was my uncle. He loved to tease and have fun and we all appreciated his sense of humor and his infectious laugh. I have so many fond memories of family get togethers when all of the aunts, uncles and cousins were together. The laughter in the room was amazing, and it was usually Uncle Gale leading the way! He will truly be missed. Love Jodie (Yostey) and Dave (Spicey) Spicer
( Yostey and Spicey - nicknames given to us by Uncle Gale)
Jodie/Dave Spicer
July 31, 2015
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your family. Kim, my sympathies on your loss. I remember working with you at SEH years ago and that you gave me a baby blanket for my son Slayton Shimada that turned out to be his very dear security blanket. I hope my words can provide some comfort to you. May your dear husband Rest In Peace. In Sympathy, Ellen Lane
July 31, 2015
We will miss you Gale. God bless you and family. You will always be with us and we will remember you forever.
Bill Staton
July 30, 2015
It's been a great 60-year friendship and we will certainly miss you.
Bob Wolfkill
July 30, 2015
Sorry to hear about Gale , I was a member of 697 PL Co.
Willie Austin
July 29, 2015
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jesse &Verline Garcia
July 29, 2015
Will miss YOU
July 29, 2015
Love and miss you, Brother Shirts.

The Brockman Family
Vancouver, WA
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