Whitford H. (Whit) Gill
Whitford H. “Whit” Gill of Wauneta passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 58 years old.
Whit was born on June 8, 1959 at Brush, Colo., to parents, Harold Barton and Evelyn Jean (Simmons) Gill. He lived on a farm most of his younger years.
He attended school in Brush and graduated with the class of 1977.
He continued his education at Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, Colo., and received his Associates Degree in Accounting.
After school Whit began a long career as a Master Electrician and Journeyman. He was employed by TOSCO and McBride Electric.
His expertise and reputation as an electrician became apparent after 9-11 when the Federal Government hired him to travel all over the United States upgrading security systems in airports.
He was also an integral part of rewiring the Denver Mint.
On May 30, 2015 he was united in marriage to Dawn Annette Hyde at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Wauneta.
They made their home in Wauneta.
Whit in his free time enjoyed cooking, auto mechanic work on vehicles, and was a member of the Fort Morgan Community Choir for many years where he sang bass.
Preceding him in death were his mother Evelyn; maternal and paternal grandparents; numerous aunts and uncles; and father-in-law Donald Hyde.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn Gill of Wauneta; father Harold Gill of Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; brother David Gill of Denver, Colo.; sisters Linda Gill of Yuma, Colo.; and Meredith Gill and husband Mike Bartasius of Avon, Colo.; niece Lauren Gill; mother-in-law Vaunda Hyde of McCook; brothers-in-law Doug Hyde and wife Faith of McCook and Greg Hyde and wife Tiffany of Austin, Texas; nephew and nieces Chris Schaffert and family; Brianne (Adam) Bartlett and family; Austyn Hyde (Matt Kenner); Caitlyn and Madison Hyde; and a host of cousins and friends.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Words of condolence may be sent to the family at www.herrmannfh.com.
A celebration of life will be held in the spring.
Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook entrusted with arrangements.