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Anne Dorsey Gill

June 8, 1933 July 15, 2018
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Obituary for Anne Dorsey Gill

Anne Dorsey Gill passed away July 15, 2018 surrounded by her family. At her request, cremation and private family services will be held.
Born June 8, 1933 in Santa Maria, daughter of Harry and Ethel-May Dorsey. She attended local schools and received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley and was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
In 1955 she married her college sweetheart, Lt. Gordon Gardner Gill and lived in Germany while he served in the U.S. Army. They then returned to Santa Maria where they raised their four children. Anne was a Camp Fire and 4H leader during this time. In 1967 the family moved to Palm Springs for a period of two years then moved back to Santa Maria.
Another job related family move was in 1980 to Bakersfield where Anne worked in an architectural firm and was involved with volunteer work at the Guild House and Assistance League.
In 1986 the family moved back to Santa Maria where she worked with her husband in his development/consultant business for over 30 years. Anne was on the board of the former Museum Art Center and was a member of the Santa Maria Country Club. She loved traveling the world and especially enjoyed the many family trips to Mexico.
Anne is survived by Gordon, her husband of 62 years; daughters: Carrie Gill Lane and husband Steve, and grandsons Christopher and Sean all from CA; Marci Gill Lippold and husband Wayne, grandchildren, Brandon and Annaliese of San Luis Obispo; Shawn Gill Freeman and husband Dave of Arroyo Grande; son Jeffrey Gill of Santa Maria. Also surviving is her brother, Harry Dorsey Jr. and his wife Beverly of Montecito and two nieces and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Dorsey in 1961, and her mother, Ethel-May Dorsey Conrad in 1991.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made, in memory of Anne Gill, to the Alzheimer's Association at 120 E. Jones St., Suite 113, Santa Maria, CA 93454 or the American Red Cross, 3030 Skyway Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455.

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