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Information for Rev. Reginald E. Gillett

6 December, 1919 - 23 September, 1991

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

September, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Rev. Reginald Gillatt

    Funeral services for the Rev. Reginald E. Gillatt, 7 1, of Nampa, who died Monday, Sept. 23, 1991, at home of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Christian Faith Center, 817 Central Midland Blvd., Nampa.  The Rev. Ted Buck of the Central Assembly of God Church, Boise, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Larry Barnett and the Rev. Duane Buhler, district superintendent of southern Idaho Assembly of God Church.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Services are under the direction of Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. Gillatt was born Dec. 6, 1919, at Bird View, Saskatchewan, Canada, a son of Alfred E. and Laura Parker Gillatt, where he was raised and educated.  Reginald served during World War 11 for five years with the Canadian Royal Army.  After his military service he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., to attend Bible School.  He married Appy Mae Rigenhagen at Los Angeles  May 29, 1949.  They then moved to Canada where they ministered for 10 years.  The Rev. Gillatt then taught for two years in New Meadows, Idaho, for another two years in Southern California at a Christian day school, and then moved to Nampa.  He taught in the, Nampa school system for 16 years. The Rev. Gillatt had, ministered for 37 years with the last 24 years at the Marsing: Assembly of God Church.
    He was a scholar of the Bible and spent many hours and years in Bible study. He loved to teach the Word of God.
    He took great pride in his three children and their spouses and dearly loved his 13 grandchildren.  He built, purchased and planned for their precious visits.  He had a burden for children and wanted to see them in church to study and learn the Scriptures so they could have a foundation on which to build their lives.  For years he drove a bus on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings to bring children to church.
    He was an active Royal Ranger commander for years and was the recipient of many awards.
    He and his wife loved to travel and take learning or working vacations, from the north slopes of Alaska to Guatemala, Hawaii and 11 countries in Europe and the Middle East.  A trip to the Holy Land was most special because of the time spent reminiscing about the days of Jesus Christ on Earth.
    The following poem had always been an inspiration to him:
       Remember, young friend,
               as you pass by,
    As you are now, so once was I,
    As lam now you soon shall be,
 So prepare, my fiend, for eternity
    Survivors include his wife, Appy Mae of Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Debra Gillatt of Boise, and Leroy and Judy Gillatt of Nampa; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ted Buck of Boise; two sisters Sara Beaudoin of Maymont, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Dorothy Belanger of St. Marie, Ontario, Canada; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces; and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a granddaughter.

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