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Marc Allen Gilpin
September 26, 1966 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
May you rest in the peace you deserve. Marc passed on July 28, 2023. Literally surrounded by his closest family, me, his wife and our two precious, brave, caring, loving sons, Spencer (18) and Presley (16).
He was an amazing husband, father, brother, son, cousin, and uncle. He joins many who went before him. I know they are taking good care of him. Marc still has relatives and friends on earth that he’s paving the way for and we will love on him again in due time.
He had an amazing “I’m going to fight” for his family attitude. He said he wasn’t afraid to die but would miss me and the boys beyond measure. As we will miss him. We are committed to making sure he is with us in not just the big events, but all the little, daily ones that shape a family.
Marc stole the heart of those who loved him. There are many and they are from all walks of life, different ages, professions, and beliefs. He was the most giving, to a fault; gave his time, advice, love, a leg up when needed. His heart was very tender and we as a family made it possible, whenever we could, to help those in need. There are stories….but not ours to share. But it’s because of his big heart that we were able to give and share with others to help them heal.
Some would say his greatest achievements would be involvement in two start-up companies, or acting. However, Marc will tell you his greatest achievements were his marriage to Kaki, and his two sons, Spencer (18) and Presley (16). Presley turned 16 the day before Marc passed. We like to think that was intentional. There was never any question of his fierce loyalty to his family and deep love and pride. The feeling is/was/will be mutual for eternity.
Some nicknames he had: Football Head, Clyde, The Mad Scientist, Robin Leach (that was mine…he had caviar dreams).
He had some hobbies. A LOT. And they went from one end of the spectrum to the other. Here we go: painting/drawing (Hi Bob Ross!), beekeeping (Spencer), Livestock, (again, Spencer). It was chickens. Wrote poetry, songs, could sing, tickle the ivories a bit. Fly fishing! He loved to do that. Calmed him deeply. He loved anytime he could get out in real nature, not the Dallas kind. Hiking in Colorado, Hawaii gave him such peace and good energy. Loved watching movies, or films as he called them. He is fancy like that. Working out and TRYING to fix his back was another popular “hobby”.
If you were lucky enough to know his heart, you really knew him. Stubborn, but ALWAYS because he had the best of intentions. He spent the last year learning and BEING an even better dad. Not easy when you have this cancer in every thought daily. We knew our time together was limited here on earth, and we are so proud of the effort he put forth in our family relationship. He was too hard on himself and put others' needs above his. Words alone can’t express how much he is loved by his family and friends.
If you feel the need to continue Marc’s generosity, please consider this in lieu of flowers:
The Gilpin Family is contributing to a fund for a family who has become our family. They have a child with special needs. She will need care for the rest of her life. Marc, as usual, worried about this for the family.
Thank you for your love and kindness before, during, and after the cancer. We don’t want to lose touch with any of you.