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Roxanne Marie Gilles

July 5, 1951 May 22, 2019
Roxanne Marie Gilles
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Obituary for Roxanne Marie Gilles

Waterloo – Roxanne M. Gilles, 67, of Waterloo, died May 22, at MercyOne- Waterloo.

She was born July 5, 1951, in Decorah, the daughter of Orval and Dorothy Vick Ellingson. She was later adopted by Thomas Halse. She married Donald Gilles March 3, 1973, in Waterloo. They later divorced.

Roxanne graduated from West High School in 1969. She was a longtime teacher’s associate for St. Edward Catholic School.

Survived by: two sons, Matthew (Angie) Gilles of Waterloo, and Chad (Dalin) Gilles of Waterloo; a daughter, Kari Gilles of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; six, grandchildren, Tristin, Drew, Owen, Belle, Liesl, and Dietrich; and a sister, Nancy (Jim) Heinz of Excelsior, Minn.

Preceded in death by: her parents; a twin sister at birth, RosanneEllingson; and a brother, Craig Ellingson that also died at birth.

Memorial Service: 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. An inurnment will occur at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


Roxie was a loving mother and homemaker. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, listening to music, watching movies, shopping, bike riding, and spending time with friends and family. She had a love for the ocean and her favorite places to visit were Fort Myers Beach, Florida and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She always said that sitting by the ocean is where she experienced the most peace and could feel God’s presence.
Roxie was tiny in size but mighty in kindness and generosity. She always put others before herself and gave to all who had need.


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Visitation

Friday

31

May

1:00 PM 5/31/2019 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/31/2019 4:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

31

May

4:00 PM 5/31/2019 4:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States
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