Obituaries

Helen P. Gilbert

Oct 31, 2017
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Services:

2:00 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home

Visitation:

One hour prior to the services on Monday at Locke Funeral Home

Cemetery:

Waterloo Cemetery

Memorials:

Salvation Army or Cedar Valley Hospice

Biography

Helen Pauline Gilbert, age 95, of Waterloo, died at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

She was born on March 19, 1922 in Waterloo; the daughter of Leonard and Cora (Gray) Frye.

She married George Gilbert on December 28, 1940 in Waterloo; George preceded her in death on September 18, 2010.                                   

She worked at Rath Packing Co., and after marriage, she was a homemaker for all her life; she also worked at St. Francis Hospital in the dietary kitchen for many years. She was an active member of Grace Methodist Church until its closing.

While working at Rath Packing Co., she met her future husband, George. She treasured memories of dances at the Riviera in Janesville and of family vacations taken in their ’49 Ford. Helen was a meticulous host, who loved holidays, particularly Christmas and Thanksgiving. She and George enjoyed traveling, especially bus tours to Niagara Falls and New England.

Survivors include: a son, Terry (Doris) Gilbert of Hudson; a daughter, Patricia Bauer of Denver; four grandchildren: Brett Gilbert, Brock Gilbert, Jeff Bauer, and Stacie (Tim) Hartman; four great-grandchildren: Riley Gilbert, Reece Gilbert, Joel Hartman, and Hannah Hartman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters; and one brother.

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  1. Brenda Buenzow | Nov 02, 2017
    Sending my prayers to your whole family Pat on the death of your mother.  I sure can see a resemblence of you in her.  We are always here at work to support you in your grief  I can't imagine losing our mothers I know I'd be lost. 
  2. STEVE & NANCY SWINTON | Nov 02, 2017

    WE WISH TO EXPRESS OUR SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY IN THE PASSING OF YOUR MOTHER.

    YOU WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HER WITH YOU FOR SO MANY YEARS.

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