2014-12-18 / Obituaries

Kirk Patrick Gadsby

Kirk Patrick Gadsby passed away on Dec. 13, 2014.

My life was saved on Oct. 9, 1989 when my son, Kirk Patrick Gadsby was born. He was such an easy child. Everyone always warned me that he would eventually become a handful and he never did. He was my son, my guardian and most of all my best friend.

He loved 4-H and raised hogs, goats and did horse group. There was even a small foray into llamas for which all that knew him will laugh about. He had a passion for horses and the country life but the grace and culture of a refined gentleman.

He was a gale wind force and bore a hole into the lives of everyone he met. Kirk had a way of making everything OK for everyone. He could turn the worst situation into a comedic routine.

From the day he came out screaming he knew he wanted to be a Marine. It was the thing he was most proud of. He loved his Marine brothers. His chest (his “teeny tiny little chest”) would puff up when he would speak of his 1/3 Marine Corps brothers and the time they served in Afghanistan.

But his happiest time was spent at TTECG at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Kirk once told me that sometimes all the right people meet at all the right time and that was how he felt about his shop.

Kirk will be missed by everyone, but leaves behind the love of his life Estella Camacho, his brother Travis Friend and his family, grandparents, aunts, uncles and the thousands of lives that he touched.

Most of all he leaves the person writing this obituary, his Mama, Lise´ Gadsby.

There will be a small graveside service for just family and Marines. A celebration of life follows for everyone else at Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Guests can begin arriving at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. It will, of course, be “Star Wars” themed.

We ask that everyone bring a dish as it will be potluck.

Kirk had a heart for giving. We ask that in his memory you strive to treat everyone better than you would want to be treated. Live life to its fullest, as he did every day. Give until it hurts.

Most of all, meet each day with a smile on your face and the gift of what each day has to give.

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Made my heart cry out loud

Made my heart cry out loud . So sorry Lisa. So very sorry.

So very sorry to hear about

So very sorry to hear about the loss of your amazing Son. Our hearts go out to you Lise'. Nothing worse than losing a child. We have thought of you so much over the years but did not know how to get in touch with you. If you are interested (as we are)we still live in the same house with the same phone #. Lots of love, hugs and healing thoughts, Rochelle & Evan

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