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Chester (Chet) Edwin Gish, Jr.
June 5, 1938-July 29, 2022
Chester Gish obit pic

Chester (Chet) Edwin Gish, Jr., of Cocolalla, Idaho, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, in Standpoint, Idaho. 

   A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00  a.m. on Saturday, August 13,

2022, at Parkview Mortuary, 3661 East French Camp Road, Manteca, CA 95336. Burial to follow in the mausoleum.

   Chet was born June 5, 1938, in Toppenish, Washington, to Chester Sr, and Mildred Gish. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Myrna (Smith) Gish, and children, Lisa Xavier (Michael), Raymond Gish (Lisa) and John Gish (Barbara). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kristi

Xavier-Mujanic (Asmir), Alexander Xavier, Hannah Gish, Sydney Gish, John Gish, Sheree Wise (Matt), Walter VanOlden (Courtney) and Katelynn Kirkpatrick, two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Westley Wise; brother, Clarence (Buzz) Gish, and sister, Nancy Peters (Ray), and many nieces and nephews.

   He moved around to many different states during his life until settling in Manteca, where he attended and graduated from Manteca High School in 1957. He belonged to Manteca Jaycees.

He owned a Shell Station with his father and then went on to own several gas stations of his own where he worked as an auto mechanic, which he continued to do until his retirement.  He became involved with Y Indian Guides with his son, Raymond, and the with Boy Scouts of America with both of his sons. He was a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster and also volunteered at the district level with the 49er Council of the Boy Scouts of American. He attended the National Boy Scouts Jamboree at Ft. AP Hill, Virginia, twice, once on staff and once as Scoutmaster for the 49er Council Troop. He was also active in the Yosemite Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He later created a pack/scout troop for disabled boys.

   He was a loving and devoted husband, dad and papa, and loved his grandchildren tremendously.  He will be deeply missed.

   In remembrance of Chet’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Tuesday, August 9, 2022