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Gary G. Shipley II


Gary G. Shipley II, 62, of San Diego, CA, passed away, February 27, 2018.  Gary was born in Coronado, CA.  November 16, 1955.  Gary graduated from Southwestern High School and was in the Class of 1975 in Lafayette, IN.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy shortly after graduation.  Being an Artist was Gary’s lifelong passion from childhood, and he loved gardening.  Gary was the former owner-operator of Metamorfaux Design in San Diego, CA.

He met his partner in life Steven L. Malicoat, December 31, 1998, in Indianapolis, IN and was married July 10th, 2013, in San Diego, CA., who survives.

Gary will sadly be missed by his mother, Charlotte A. Shipley of Spring Valley, CA., a sister, Lori A. (Jerrold) Clark of Brownsburg, IN and two brothers, Michael R. (Kim) Shipley of West Point, IN. and Patrick L. (Richard Bessette) Shipley of Spring Valley, CA.,  (3) nephews, Justin (Elizabeth) Shipley, Nicholas (Natalie) Walts, and Cody R. Shipley,  (2) nieces, Jessica (Adam) Neville, Mackenzie Clark and (1) great nephew, Lincoln Shipley.

Gary is preceded in death by his father, Gary G. Shipley I in 1991.

Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel in Flora has been entrusted to service the Shipley Family.   A memorial service will be in early August.   Time, place and date will be published closer to service time.


Condolences for the family 03

  • Christian and Jean Christophe Paduch

    March 3, 2018 5:53 am ·

    Nous sommes de tout cœur avec toute la famille et les amis de Gary en ce douloureux moment. Nous pensons très fort à Patrick que nous connaissons. Gary sera toujours dans vos pensées. Très sincères condoléances.

    Famille Paduch (France)❤️

  • laura and mike pickett

    March 3, 2018 5:52 pm ·

    We were so sad to hear of the passing of Gary! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers💙💙

  • Taylor Smith and Mick Seidel

    March 4, 2018 4:29 pm ·

    Although I did not know Gary, but a good friend of Patrick Shipley and I want to reach out to all of the family for your tragic loss please know we will be in our prayers always …..❤️👬


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