December, 1906 - 8 January, 1993
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Roy Gilbertson, 86, of Parma, died Friday, January 8,
1993, at the Caldwell hospital of natural causes. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1993, at
Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, with Pastor Walter C. Rice of
Faith Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will follow at
the Wilder Cemetery.
Roy was born Dec. 12, 1906, at Irene, South Dakota, the
son of Olaf A. and Anna Johnson Gilbertson. He was raised and
educated at Irene and married Eileen Skov, in Yankton, South
Dakota, September 23, 1931. They came to Wilder in 1936 where
they farmed until 1972. At that time they moved to Caldwell
where they resided until 1985. They then moved to Parma where
he has since resided. Eileen passed away December 6, 1991.
Roy was active in the Senior Citizens organizations and
enjoyed fishing and camping. He was a member of Faith Lutheran
Surviving are six sons, James of Caldwell, Gerald of
Boise, Larry of Meridian, Leland of Nampa, Lyndell of Parma
and Roger of San Diego, California; two daughters, Eunice
Helzer of Boise and Renee Miller of Bothell, Washington; a
brother, Harold of Irene, South Dakota; two sisters, Myrtle
Johnson of Seattle and Lily Berntson of Port Angeles,
Washington; twenty-four grandchildren; and numerous
In addition to his wife, Roy was preceded in death by two
infant sons, an infant daughter, two brothers, a sister and a
His family suggests that memorials be made to Faith
Lutheran Church, 1915 S. Montana Ave., Caldwell, ID 83605 or
flowers may be sent.
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