She died as she had lived, quietly and with little fanfare.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2010, at the Glenns Ferry United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Marie was born July 31, 1919 in Bloomington, Illinois to Rolph and Freda (Krentel) Hilton. She was educated in Bloomington.
She married Cecil John "Jack" Gilbert on December 18, 1935. They were married 62 years.
Marie moved from Boise to Glenns Ferry in November 2007, to live with her daughter Linda and son in-law Bob Pattison. In December 2008, she moved to Poplar Grove Assisted Living.
Marie is survived by: her son Richard and his wife Leila Gilbert of Aiken, SC.: her daughters Patricia and her husband Jim Giese of Boise, Jaquline Colson of Glenns Ferry, Linda and her husband Bob Pattison of Glenns Ferry, and Coleen and her husband Frank Farnworth of Boise; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 7 great-greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, two son in-laws and three grandsons.
A special thank you to the staff at Poplar Grove Assisted Living for the loving care shown to our mother the last year and a half of her life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to "Simply Cats" 2833 S. Victory View Way, Boise, ID 83709 or an animal shelter of your choice.