David Scott Guilland
April 4, 1932 - May 31, 2013
Obituary
David Scott Guilland died peacefully at Marcus Daly Hospice on Friday, May 31, 2013. He began his life in Marquette, Michigan on April 4, 1932. Dave married Marjorie Uhlinger on October 2, 1954 in Marquette and they enjoyed 58 years together. He was preceded in death by his son, Tom, and his brother, Alexander. He is survived by his wife Marjorie; daughter, Leslie and husband Scott and her two children, Taylor and Tesa; son, Scott, and his son Brandon; Tom's children, Cara and Amanda; two daughters- in- law, Dorinda and Linda, and two sisters, Janet and Sybil. After one year of college, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served as an airplane mechanic until he was accepted into the Navy flight program. The culmination of his flight training was twelve successful landings on the aircraft carrier USS Monterey. Dave received his wings and chose to take his commission in the U.S. Marine Corps, after which he served a 14-month tour of duty in Korea. His love of flying continued throughout his life. After Dave finished his military service he completed his education at Northern Michigan University. He became an FBI agent in 1962. His 21 years of service were spent in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, New York and Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas he developed the FBI SWAT team, became principal firearms instructor, and taught firearms classes to other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Nevada.. Dave Guilland led a full life, often saying that if he died tomorrow he would have no regrets. He was a man of high moral standards and self-discipline. Dave was a fine athlete, and had many talents and skills, all of which he loved to share with his family and friends. He helped to build their log home and loved his 22 years of retirement in Montana. A Celebration of Life service will be held on August 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Montana. The family suggests that memorials be made to: Bitter Root Humane Association or Marcus Daly Hospice Foundation, both in Hamilton, Montana.
Condolences

Darryl & Jackie Osburn

Dear Marjorie & family, Our sincere condolences & prays are with you. We will miss Dave & visiting with him especially on Thursdays' pizza night. He was such a true friend and wonderful person. Your friends, Darryl & Jackie

Christine Coffin

Dear Marjorie, My condolences to you and your family on the death of your husband David. I saw the notice in the newspaper and had to write a note to you. I remember David as being a gentleman and also having the nicest smile. At church he always greeted me with that smile and with kindness. I am so saddened that he is no longer with us. I hope he had an easy passing. May wonderful memories and the love of family and friends sustain you through this time of grief. My sincerest sympathy to you, Marjorie. Christine

John Boschetto

Sorry to read about David he was always one of my heros. Dave was the most talented man I've ever met, I remember the leaded glass, welded concrete nails, the speed bag he worked out on in your garage on Sleepy Hollow in Las Vegas, also when he drove in the Mint 400 off road race. He was a great man.

John Boschetto

Sorry to read about David he was always one of my heros. Dave was the most talented man I've ever met, I remember the leaded glass, welded concrete nails, the speed bag he worked out on in your garage on Sleepy Hollow in Las Vegas, also when he drove in the Mint 400 off road race. He was a great man.

Linda Scharff

Sorry for your loss, but celebrate a wonderful life. From you ex tax lady that does parades.....

Janice Fehr

So sorry for your loss. I first met Dave and Marje while working at A Place to Ponder. I was grateful for their kindness over the five years I worked there until it closed down. I still have the handmade wood jewelry box Dave gave me one Christmas. I love you Marje.


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