Fred "Teach" Simpson Gilbert, 82, of Nampa, died Monday, April
25, 1988, at home of leukemia.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 28,
at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Pastor Harold Tjelta of the Lutheran Brethren Church, Nampa,
will officiate. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
Fred was born Feb. 19, 1906, at Helvey, Neb., a son of
Eugene Nathan and Della Fullmer Gilbert. He attended schools
in York, Neb. While attending York College he was a tennis
champion and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in
history. He taught history and English in Nebraska while
coaching high school athletics. In later years he coached
girls' softball for a church league. During World War I1 he
served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman.
He married LaFern Horan Oct. 31, 1945, at Fort Madison,
Iowa. They moved to Boise and wen into business with his
sister. They owned and managed the Country Club Market and
Drive-In. Later they moved to Nampa, where Fred worked at
Terminal Ice and Storage before going to work for Pacific
Fruit Express, retiring in 1966. He was a lifetime member of
the Disabled American Veterans Nampa Chapter 13, and
worshipped at Lutheran Brethren Church. He served on the
board of the Nampa Council on Aging and was active in senior
Survivors include his wife, LaFern of Nampa; two sons and
daughters-in-law, Lee and Earlyn Gilbert, Nampa, and Gary and
Sharen Gilbert, Boise; two sisters, Ellen Corey and Alice
Gilbert, both of Calimesa, Calif. ; four grand-children, Dawn,
Lisa, Tracey and John; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and
Memorials may be given to the Youth Scholarship Fund for
Camp at the Lutheran Brethern Church; the American Cancer
Society; the American Heart Association; or blood may be given
at your local American Red Cross.