Robert Q. Gilbert of Olathe passed away Dec. 27, 2012. He was 87.
Mr. Gilbert was born at home on Ash Mesa Nov. 22, 1925. He was the son of Walter Adler Gilbert and Edna Shields Gilbert. When he was 6 months old, he moved with his parents to the original Ash house on Ash Mesa, purchased from the Ash brothers by his grandparents Fernando Shields and Louisa Ellen Jones Shields in 1905. Mr. Gilbert remained on the farm with his parents who preceded him in death. In November 2006 a fire claimed the old farmhouse and he moved to the town of Olathe.
Mr. Gilbert suffered a fall in February 2012. His health steadily declined. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen Gilbert Collins (Mrs. Dwight) and his grandnephew, Allen Blake Collins. He is survived by his nieces Aleta Collins Bowman (Mrs. Brent), Loretta Collins and his great-grandniece Kayla Collins Jacquez (Mrs. Mike).
We will miss his incredible sense of humor and gentle nature.
Memorial contributions may be made to the memory care unit at Sunrise Creek Senior Living, 1968 Sunrise Drive, Montrose, CO 81401.
Mr. Gilbert will be interred in Olathe Cemetery.
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