Glenys W. Gilbert
FARMINGTON -- Glenys W. Gilbert, 82, of Wilton and Farmington, died peacefully at the Sandy River Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation on Feb. 15, 2011, her 82nd birthday.
She was born on the family farm at Bean’s Corner and was the sixth child of Robert and Fannie Mae (Priest) Weeks. She was educated in Wilton area schools, including the one room schoolhouse and graduated from Wilton Academy in the class of 1947.
She was briefly married in 1948 to Paul Nevel of Andover and then married her husband of 48 years, Frank B. Gilbert, Jr. of Wilton. He died in 1999.
She lived in the Wilton area virtually all of her life and was devoted to her faith and spiritual life. She was an active member in the Farmington Falls Nazarene Church and later the Livermore Falls Nazarene Church. In the recent and final years, she found her church home at the East Wilton Union Church.Glenys was employed at G.H. Bass Shoe in Wilton for many years before running the “Lake House” on Wilson Lake for the then owners and executives of Forster Manufacturing Co., retiring in 1994.
She loved cooking, knitting, travelling and working as a member of the Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in the Hospital Gift Shop. She enjoyed her many friends and extended family relationships.
She is survived by one son, Bruce W. Gilbert and his wife, Pamela of Phoenix, AZ; one daughter, JoAnn Pulliam and her husband, Stan of Athens, GA; six grandchildren, Gayla, Christa, Aaron, Angela, Sean and Kristin; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Sean Kevin; a sister, Roberta French; and two brothers, Wallace and Milton Weeks.
She was predeceased by a sister, Rena; and brother, Wilmont “Willie.”
Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington on Friday from 4-6 p.m. A memorial service and home going birthday celebration will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the East Wilton Union Church, Wilton Road, East Wilton. A reception will follow in the undercroft of the church, hosted by the church fellowship. Winter entombment at the funeral home. Spring burial at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Remembrance gifts may be given to the East Wilton Union Church Missionary Fund, PO Box 224, East Wilton, ME 04234.