New Mexico's

"Home on the Range"


Philip Devon Gilstrap

1926 - 2012

 Philip Devon Gilstrap was born October 6, 1926,and died suddenly with his family at his bedside March1, 2012. He was born in Roy, New Mexico, to William Walter Gilstrap and Beulah Leota.Phillip worked on the family farm until he went intothe Marines in1944 as a corpsman.He was stationed in the Marshall Islands until he was honorably discharged in 1951.Philip married and was a loving father to three children, Lynn, Joseph, and Reed.He worked as a car salesman and in television broadcasting for KOB, KGGM and KOAT. Phillip retired in Springer where he was very involved in his church and community. The people who knew Phillip regarded as him more than just a friend.He will be greatly missed.A memorial service was held Saturday at11 a.m. at Jubilee Christian Center in Springer.