Sharon (Sherry) Gail Urie Gilbert, 78, of Lewiston, Utah, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019, due to complications from cancer. She was born on May 11, 1941, to Nim Urie and Norine Wilkinson in Twin Falls, Idaho. She has five sisters and one brother. Her family lived in both Stanley and Challis Idaho during her younger years, and she attained her high school degree.
She met Brice Gilbert while he was on a leave from the U.S. Air Force, and they were married on June 1st, 1960. Together they raised five children: Cherry (Blayne) Nielsen; Tonya McAllister; Tony Gilbert; Kristina (Marty) Murphy; and Danny Gilbert. They have nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Sherry worked various jobs in Lewiston and Preston, Idaho, and later became a full-time housewife and homemaker. She served as a primary teacher in her local church ward for many years as well as performing volunteer work on behalf of the Lewiston Public Library.
An avid reader, her personal book collection was the envy of many visitors to her home throughout the years. She also had a love for and a talent in growing plants and flowers.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Tonya McAllister; three sisters, Francis, Carma, and Colleen; and her firstborn grandson, Bryan Reeder.
Friends may call between 10:00 and 11:30 am on Friday, December 6th at the Lewiston 3rd Ward church, located at 16 South Main Street. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon with Farrell Layne conducting, followed by burial at the Lewiston City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Intermountain Home Care & Hospice for their loving and caring help with our Mother,
Memories of Sherry and condolences may be shared with the family by leaving a tribute online at www.franklincountyfuneral.com