Fred L. Gilman died at his home on October 1, 2020, with his son and wife by his side. Fred was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on Aug. 18, 1942. He graduated from Heelan High School. He then joined the U.S. Navy serving the majority of his time aboard ships, mostly the U.S.S. Charles P. Cecil (DD 835).

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Following his service in the Navy, he Married Nilda Victoria Alverez.

He completed training with Control Data as a computer technician, in Minneapolis, MN. Upon graduation, he was transferred to their office in Salt Lake City, Utah where he worked for many years assigned to the Tooele Army Depot then later in the Salt Lake City Office.

Fred always enjoyed working with his hands from fixing cars to owning a bike shop fixing bicycles. He could fix anything. After leaving Control Data he went into business for himself offering computer repairs and services.

He leaves behind his wife of 52 years Nilda, sons Howard (Tiki) and Albert (Terilyn) and a daughter Neyda (Jon), 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, a brother Tom, and sisters Theresa, Rose, Holly, and Ann. He was predeceased by his mother, Lillian, father, Fred, He didn't tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him. and a sister Linda.

Fred had many interests in his life but his family always came first. It didn’t matter what he was interested in doing, there had to be room for members of his family to enjoy. He was a Grand Knight at the Tooele Council of the Knights of Columbus.

As an alternative to flowers, donations can be made to the Knights in his name. Services will be offered at St. Marguerite Parish in Tooele, UT on October 16th at 11:30 am. Interment will be at Camp Williams in Bluffdale Utah following the funeral.

"Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, facial masks are required and social distancing will be observed during all services."


Funeral Service

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saint Marguerite Catholic Church
15 S 7th St
Tooele, UT 84074

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Oct 08, 2020

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NEXT Patricia "Pat" Lynne Kiel Patricia "Pat" Lynne Kiel


Good man with a big heart, good times while we were living in Tooele. Our families had some great times during the early years of our children growing up and getting in trouble out in Tooele. Enjoyed our time having some great food (and a little bit of garlic) and a few beers out in the back yard. Even had some great times out in the old RV on our hunt trips...... Our prayers are with Nilda and family.

Alex Reynoso , Sandy, UT, US Oct 12, 2020

No words can I say for the lost of the brother I am missing so much. Freddy I would be there if not for the covid, but I am there in my heart and spirit. Nilda sending prayers that you know this. Hope to see you soon.

Terry and Nick Theisen , Boise, ID, US Oct 10, 2020

A more gentle soul and giving heart will be hard to find in this lifetime. I remember March winds and our kite flying adventures, the day we made potato chips on a fire outside and your glorious hugs. You have to know were a great son, brother, husband and father. You will be forever in my heart.

Rose Gilman Oct 10, 2020

There are no words to express our sympathy. So many wonderful memories of great time with Fred & Nelda. When we were together there was always lots of laughs & unconditional love! If it wasn’t for Covid we would be in our car on the way to services! We had planned to visit Fred & nelda in June but covid spoiled that also. Know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers & not being there with you is so hard! Love you all🧡

Bob & Kay Johnson , Omaha, NE, US Oct 09, 2020

Thinking of you at this sad time. You are in all our prayers. Regards to all.

John and Stella Lutter , Titusville, FL, US Oct 08, 2020