Allan Robert Gilder, 84, of Troy died Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at his home.
He was born February 13,1938 in Potlatch to Glenn R. And Agnes G. (Clark) Gilder. The family moved to Troy where Allan attended school, graduating from Troy High School. He joined the Army, serving the majority of his time in Germany which he enjoyed.
Following his discharge, he attended Spokane Community College to become an aircraft mechanic. Allan worked for several companies, including Boeing, McDonald-Douglas, Western Airlines, and Lockheed.
While serving as a civilian mechanic with the Navy in the Philippines, he met Elena Avanzado, they married on July 5, 1966 there.
During his time working for the aircraft industry, his desire was to return home to Troy to farm and ranch. He raised livestock, which he loved and missed the cows after he retired.
Their only son, James, was born in 1969. Allan was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow and attended his granddaughters sporting events and enjoyed senior dinners at Troy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife in 2008. Surviving are his son, Jimmy and his wife Lisa, and granddaughters, Jimmie and Blazie.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Monday, August 8th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. A reception and luncheon will follow immediately at St. Mary’s Family Center. The graveside service will be at Beulah Cemetery in Troy.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Troy Fire and Ambulance Fund or to the Troy High School Boosters.