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Information for Fred "Teach" Simpson Gilbert

19 February, 1906 - 25 April, 1988

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

April, 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Fred Gilbert

     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, Caldwell.  
    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 citizens.
    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 two sisters.
    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.

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