Ernest Benjamin Gillis Family History

Dillon Butler COBURN[1, 2, 3]

Male 1922 - 2007  (85 years)


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  • Name Dillon Butler COBURN  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 5 Mar 1922  Lane, Jerauld, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Address Dillon Butler Coburn 
    Address:
    6216 174th Ave. K.P.S.
    Longbranch, WA 98351-9729 
    Residence 1930  Aetna, Pipestone, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Fact 1 1997  2015 Old West Highway, Space 8, Apache Junction, AZ 85219-7842 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence
    • 6216 174th Ave., Longbranch, WA 98351
    Residence 2001  Queen Creek, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 640 E. Pheasant Run Road #55
    _UID 1C4712DFE3BC4FA79B0A420C36539200F7C0 
    Died 16 Jun 2007  Longbranch, Pierce, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I3  Ernest Benjamin Gillis
    Last Modified 26 May 2015 

    Father John Robert COBURN,   b. 18 Sep 1885, Wyoming, Jones, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1975, Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Cora Vera BUTLER,   b. 12 Jul 1889, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1926, Ruthton, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1908 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marjorie Coline GILLIS,   b. 14 May 1921, Tracy, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 2006, Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1944  Methodist Church, Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Dillon (Don) and Coline were married by the Rev. Stromberg at the Methodist Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, April 4, 1944.  Don was in the Army Air Corps at the time, training for overseas duty at Rapid City before departing for duty with the 351st Bomb Group, Polebrook, England. [4, 5, 10]
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Barbara June COBURN,   b. 4 Jun 1948, Seattle, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 2013, Chelan, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
     6. Living
    Last Modified 26 May 2014 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dillon, known as "Don", was drafted on January 10, 1943 in Portland, OR (SN 39325556) and was inducted at Ft. Lewis, WA, into the Army Air Corps.  He received his basic training at Keesler Field, MS; attended airplane mechanics school at Gulfport Field, MS; a B-17 Factory school at Longbeach, CA; then aerial gunnery training at Las Vegas, NV.  He then attended overseas training in Rapid City, SD, where he and his wife Coline were married.  He was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook, England and flew 35 missions over Germany and occupied countries during World War II.  He received significant military decorations, including  the Air Medal, with 4 oak leaf clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.  He was discharged on October 2, 1945 as a Technical Sergeant at Lowry Field, CO.

      Notes from memorial services from his daughter Pam:

      The service was very nice. The casket was closed and of course draped with
      his flag. They hung his flight jacket next to the casket. After the service
      they carried the casket from the church to the cemetery (just up the hill
      and across the road) on the back of daddy's tractor on the fork lift for the
      3-point hitch he had built. I'll try to get a copy of the photos folks took
      of his taking his last ride on "little Alice" as he called his
      tricycle-wheeled Alice Chalmers WD tractor.

      There was an honor guard that presented Dean with the flag. Everyone was
      given hand-held flags and the grandchildren were given 21 balloons - 7 red,
      7 blue, 7 white. They popped them with pins in unison "red balloons ready -
      aim - pop" then white then blue for a 21 balloon salute. They only send
      military rifle salutes out now for retired servicemen. The local VFW post
      came and served as color guard.

      My sister Terry had the service video'd so I am certain if anyone was
      interested they may be able to get a copy.

      It was a sunny day, cool and breezy. Many friends and family attended; the
      church was nearly full. The church ladies fixed a big lunch and it was nice
      to visit afterwards and share stories.

      After leaving the church most of the family went to the house. Many of mom's
      sisters and my cousins came. It was a nice service.

      Married on 5 Apr 1944
      Married at Pennington, South Dakota [4, 5]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S108] Scroggie: Jan 2010 Coburn GEDCOM, compiled by Mike Scroggie.

    3. [S112] Rogers: 2009 Gillis GEDCOM, compiled by Peter Rogers.

    4. [S2] Jim Marchand Gillis GEDCOM, compiled by F. J. Marchand [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,].

    5. [S68] P. Rogers GEDCOM, compiled by Peter Rogers [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,].

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      Birth date:  abt 1922Birth place:  Residence date:  1930Residence place:  Aetna, Pipestone, Minnesota
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      Birth date:  abt 1922Birth place:  Marriage date:  5 Apr 1944Marriage place:  Pennington, South DakotaResidence date:  Residence place:  Pennington
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      Birth date:  5 Mar 1922Birth place:  Residence date:  1935-1993Residence place:  Lakebay, WA
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      Birth date:  5 Mar 1922Birth place:  Death date:  16 Jun 2007Death place:  Longbranch, Pierce, Washington, United States of America
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