My deepest condolences to you, KatyLady.
Gary is an amazing person! His passing leaves a huge hole in the world, but that is evidence of someone who lived a meaningful life with a beautiful legacy, and a testament to the breadth and depth of the amazing love you share.
This is painful. I know you miss him dearly and how you cherish the wonderful memories of your 35+ year romance and best-friendship. You have many friends/family who love you and want to support you -- lean on us.
You are always in my prayers. God bless you, I love you. X O X O X
Katy and family,
Sincere condolences to you and your family. Gary was a great guy. I worked with him at Steele Associates. He was always so nice and kind to me. He was such a wonderful, gentle soul. Even though he has moved on he will always remain with you. Wishing you peace in the days ahead.
Katy and Claire- Know that Kerin and I pray daily for Gary and miss him tremendously, as you both do. We feel so fortunate to have been able to celebrate his birthday with him and spend time at the coast, too. Our hearts are certainly heavy with this, but we remember the many good times we all had together and celebrate his memory. To me, Gary was more than just a BIL, he was truly my brother and I loved him like one. He was always so patient with our family and was always really interested in what we were doing in our lives. I'll always remember the last time we were together and we went through his family album, which I had never seen before, and he revealed a part of himself to me I had never known about. He was truly an amazing person who left a tremendous legacy. Love to you and Claire.
Hello; I am Gary's sister Karen. Although I have been estranged from the family for decades now, God let me know that Gary had passed on when I was praying for him and his family recently, and led me to this obituary. It saddens me to learn of his death, and I am sorry that we could not have had a relationship away from the influence of our mother; I would have liked that. I am glad to hear, though, that he achieved his dreams, and had such a loving family. I only met the Kirkmires a few times, but I remember them with fondness. My condolences to Katy and Claire, and may God bless them and keep them.
Karen M. Nichols
Las Vegas, NV