GILBERT—Mary E. Gilbert of Mapleton, Ore., passed away June 14, 2021, at 86 years of age.
Born in Oklahoma, she met Jeff in California in the early 1950s. They married and raised four children in the Central San Joaquin Valley.
The couple retired to Oregon in the 1980s and enjoyed family and nature.
Mary attended First Baptist Church in Florence and, while healthy, provided Christmas gift boxes (sometimes over 100 per year) that were given to deserving children.
She was well known for her cooking and no one, ever, went hungry at her table.
Mary’s husband preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Craig, Linda and Rhonda, grandchildren, Nathan and Stephanie and great-grandchildren, Sullivan & James.
We thank all her friends and admirers for such generous thoughts and affirmations. She is sorely missed and may God rest her soul.