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1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Dr. Gary E. Underhill, M.D.

May 8, 1940 - November 16, 2020


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    Karen Helmerich says

    Carol, Staci and family,
    So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.

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    Kris Beard says

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!!

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    Rosemary Hicks says

    I worked with doctor at Welborn Clinic. He was a caring and loving man. He would sit on the floor with his patients to make them feel at ease and do the exam. And than make his famous airplane for them out of tongue blades.
    He was a good man. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Howard Leistner says

    Carol and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great friend.

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    Nan Peach says

    Dr Underhill was such an awesome and kind doctor! He cared for both of my children who are now grown with children of their own. We have such dear memories of him. We are praying for peace and precious memories for all of the Underhill family.

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    Robert R Alspaugh says

    So sorry for your loss. I was a member of the Evansville Radio Control Model Airplane Club for many years and knew Doc very well. I always liked sharing stories with him.

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    Walter Egenmaier says

    Doc trained both me and my son and was an excellent instructor. He was very friendly soul and always had a smile. We will all miss him. Our condolences to you and your family. He will always hold a very dear spot in our hearts. Walt and Paul

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    Patti Fraker says

    Carole, Staci, and family, I am sorry for your loss. Enjoy your memories they will help you through the hard times.
    Patti (Morris) Fraker

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    Beth Pieper says

    David, Elizabeth, and Suzanne, I’m so sorry. My sympathies to you and all your family.

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    Velicia Carter says

    Dr Underhill was the best Pediatrician ever. He was my provider as a child & my children’s provider. We loved getting our airplanes & knowing he made everything better!

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Gary E. Underhill M.D. died on November 16, 2020 at Gateway Hospital. He was born in Minneapolis, MN. in 1940. He attended Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota receiving his M.D. in 1966. He did his internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. He served two years in the Unites States Air Force serving as a General Medical Officer in Izmir, Turkey. Doc then did a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Kansas. He spent 34 years as a board certified pediatrician at the Welborn Clinic in Evansville, IN. He was on the staffs of Welborn Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, and Gateway Hospital. He served on various boards and committees.

He was preceded by his parents Harold and Edna Underhill of Minnetonka, MN., his brothers Casey and Thomas, and his first wife Rosemary. He is also preceded by his in-laws Howard and Rene McIlroy of Duluth, MN., and Urban and Anne Simon of Haubstadt, IN of Whispering Hills Farm.

He is survived by his wife Carole Anne (Simon) Underhill, children David (Ellen), Elizabeth, Suzanne, and Staci Armstrong and husband Tim, five grandchildren: Aidan, Gray, Marlo, Megan, and Hannah, and three great-grandchildren: Ryley, Lillian, and Christopher.

He was secretary-treasurer of the Evansville Radio Control Model Airplane Club for twenty-five years. He flew scale model airplane competition in the Nationals six times and twenty six consecutive times at the Mint Julip. Doc helped people learn to fly. Doc said, “It’s never too windy to fly someone else’s airplane.”

He met his wife Carole at a Gibson County family farm in Haubstadt, Whispering Hills Farm of Haubstadt, Indiana. Carole, a registered nurse, took care of Doc during his cancer illness. They had thirty-two years of a loving, happy marriage and good times. He loved his God, family, friends, patients, medicine, model airplanes, and his miniature poodle Gigi. A special thanks to Doctor Ahmed and the staff at Deaconess Clinic. Doc said, “Stay warm, stay dry, and stay away from sick people.” Doc will also be remembered for the tongue depressor airplanes.

Sunset Memorial is in charge of arrangements. Tim Armstrong, son-in-law, will do a spiritual reading. Staci Friedman Armstrong, daughter, will give a spiritual reading. There will be no visitation and a private burial. No flowers, please. We must protect our precious farm land and family farm.