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Mary Ellen (Hahley) Gilbert

November 26, 1943 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Mary Gilbert Obituary

November 26, 1943 - February 13, 2024

Mary Ellen (Hahley) Gilbert, 80, a resident of Keno, Oregon, passed away at her home on Tuesday February 13, 2024. Private family services will be held at a later time.

Mary was born in Humboldt, Iowa on November 26, 1943 and attended school in Hampton, Iowa. She was wed to Paul Irwin Gilbert on February 5, 1961 in Brush, Colorado.

Mary and Paul raised 6 children. Mary was a second mother to some, she opened her heart and home as if they were her own. They lived in many different places over the years together before settling in Oregon, where Mary retired after 16 years from the Ladies Community Lounge in 2018.

Mary was a breast cancer survivor after retirement. She enjoyed taking cruises with her daughter Wendy and shared the love for rock and roll with her nephew David.

Mary is survived by her sister Patricia Ann (Hahley) Gump, 6 children: Wendy (Joe) Garcia of Hemet, California;

Jeff Gilbert of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Teresa (Mark) Tigges of Carroll, Iowa; Lila Harris of Keno, Oroegon; Cheryl Brown of

Klamath Falls, Oregon; Cory (Cristal) Gilbert of Thor, Iowa. Twenty-two grandchildren: Amanda Gutz, Jamie

Gilbert, Amy Elsen, Amber Lucht, Greg Rogers, Glenda Martin, Becky Castaneda, Vanessa Hinckley,

Hahley Wiltse, Brody Snyder, Jesse Snyder, Maryssa Brown, Lukouxs Brown, Sierra Schlenker, Jose Garcia, Levi Garcia, Katelyn Rodenborn, Dakota Gilbert, Megan Gilbert, Savannah Gilbert, Mya Gilbert, and Brentley Gilbert. Many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents Warren and Mildred (Hirsch) Hahley, her husband Paul, her sister and brother-in-law Janice and Lloyd Foster, her daughter-in-law Cheryl (Jeff) Gilbert, and grandson Michael Snyder.

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