Memorial Service for Kevin J. Gilbert, January 21, 2012, 2 p.m. at Newberg Friends Church.
Kevin J. Gilbert, 55, passed away December 27, 2011, from a heart attack. Kevin was born on June 5, 1956, in Salem, Ohio, to John and Elinore Gilbert. He graduated from Boise State University in 1979 with a B.A. in Music Education. He taught music in Idaho and Oregon. Kevin was a pastor in Bend, Oregon for twelve years and at Clackamas Park Friends Church in Milwaukie, Oregon for almost six years.
Kevin was married to Denise (Spicer) for 35 years. They lived in Idaho until 1987 when they moved to Bend to plant a church. They lived in Bend for 19 years, and then moved to the Portland, Oregon area.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Denise; sone, Matthew; daughter, Jessica (Russ) Ragsdale; grandchildren, Indie, Oliver and Gray Ragsdale; parents, John and Elinore Gilbert; brother, John (Ann); sister, Cyndi (Denver); nieces, Cassia, Ada, Sarah, Megan, Trisha; nephew, Cory. His daughter, DiAnne, preceded him in death.