In Memory

Melvin Lee Gill (Bradshaw Coyotes) - Class Of 1940

Melvin Lee Gill

October 30, 1922 - December 31, 2008

GILL, Melvin Lee, 86, died peacefully on December 31, 2008. He was born on October 30, 1922 to Ella and Bill gill of Bradshaw, Texas. He served in the Air Corp in World War II from October, 1942 till 1946. He married Joyce Gaylor in 1944. Melvin is survived by two children, Lanny Curtis Gill Sr. (Rosemary), and Terry Ann Schiel (Fred); four grandsons, Lanny Gill Jr. (Alissa), Scott Gill (Kelli), Brad Gill (Cara), Jeff Gill (Tanya); 12 great-grandchildren; and brother, Bill Gill from Alto, New Mexico. A celebration of Melvin's life will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn, Long Beach, 1500 E. San Antonio Dr. Long Beach, CA 90807 (Cathedral Chapel).

Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Jan. 7, 2009