Gil was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas. A Sacramento and El Dorado County resident for 66 years and a Sacramento City Fireman for 34 years, retiring as a Captain in 1986. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Eva Dell, twin brother Gilbert, great grandson Paul John Jr., brothers Wade and Russell, sisters Virginia, Naomi, Reba and Wanda and his parents Roger and Zola Mashburn. Survived by his brother Donald Mashburn of Little Rock Arkansas, 5 children Barbara DeMartini, Carolyn (Eugene) Baker, Geneva (Richard) Hanson, Roy (Angie) Mashburn, Ron (Valerie) Mashburn, 14 grandchildren Jeffery, John, Tammie, Marlo, Dewayne, Paul, Anthony, Joseph, Jessica, Amanda, Kayla, Chelcy , Ashley, Roy, 12 great grandchildren Alyssa, John, Jacob Brooklin, Payton, David, Sean, Zachery, Megan, Joesph, Matthew, Zander and three great great grandchildren Declynn , Relee and Liam.
A Funeral Service will be held Thursday 1/10/2012 at 1:00pm (visitation Wednesday 6pm to 8pm), Chapel of the Pines Mortuary, 2855 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville, CA. Online condolences may be posted at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com