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Gilbert Vizcarra February 29, 1952 - July 11, 2018

Gilbert Vizcarra

Feb. 1952 ~ July 2018_x000D_
Gil Vizcarra passed away on July 11, 2018 at the age of 66 years.

A native of California, Gil grew up in Southern California in a large, loving family with his parents, Gilbert and Rosaline Vizcarra, 7 sisters and 2 brothers.

Gil had an interesting life and working career. He was a rogue scholar, an entrepreneur and energetic.  He was artistic, creative and loved invention and design.  During his life many jobs interested him and he held several careers, including working for his father’s food processing company, buying antiques across the country to sell in Sutter Creek, California, and building movie sets in Santa Fe, New Mexico for Wyatt Earp.

Gil was a talented woodworker and craftsman and had businesses in Sutter Creek and Anaheim.  He built many stunning pieces of custom furniture during his career, and was published in Fine Woodworking Magazine.  After moving to Modesto, California, Gil became a Systems Engineer for Stanislaus County until he retired.

A wonderful husband, father and family man, Gil enjoyed traveling and the outdoors.  He was a leader in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and enjoyed activities with his sons.

He is survived by Angela, his loving wife of 37 years, and sons Gilbert IV (Lauren Russel) and Benjamin.

A Celebration of Gil’ s life will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Allen Mortuary, 247 North Broadway, Turlock, California.

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  1. Diane E Vizcarra/Tate says

    I remember Gil mostly from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.I was 10-15 and at family gatherings he always made time to come over and talk for a bit.God Bless our cousin in his afterlife.

  2. Norma Gallardo says

    When I remember Gil it’s for his sunny smile and friendliness. It was mirrored in his wife’s smile when she was near him….or when she spoke of him. His spirit was a strong one….which can still be felt as we miss his presence. I know he will be most pleased if we can smile more than cry when we remember him. That will be my goal as we celebrate his life.

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