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Veteran Peter D. Gilbert, 70


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Peter D. Gilbert age 70 passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in the El Paso VA nursing home after his long-fought battle with Parkinson’s caused by Agent Orange from Vietnam. He was born in Camp Lee Virginia to Woodrow L. and Margaret Gilbert who proceeded him in death along with his brother Rodney K. Gilbert. Pete lived in many cities as the family moved around being in the Army. He lived in Frankfort, Germany before moving to Alamogordo, NM for his last 2 years of high school, where he met his future wife Marlyn Brown. They were married in 1967 and moved to San Diego then El Toro, CA where Pete was stationed in the Marine Corp. He was sent to Vietnam his last year of service. Pete graduated from Anderson Business College of UNM with a degree in Accounting. He was a loyal Lobo fan. They moved to Roswell in 1974 to work for Arrow Gas Co. for 18 years. Pete worked his last 15 years for Champion Motor Sports. He was an active member of the community where he coached little league football, basketball and soccer. He was a proud member of the Roswell Jaycees, Zia Kiwanis, Mason and Shrine Alien Patrol. Pete had many hobbies; lifting weights, chess, playing the guitar and dancing, always with a smile on his face. He is survived by his wife, Marlyn of the family home; son, Vince (Whitney) of Las Cruces; son, Kyle (Cindy) and their kids, Phoenix, Meghan, Breanna and Bryce; grandsons, Sam Gilbert of Albuquerque and Dylan Andrews of Idaho; and granddaughter, Tyler Hart of Idaho. Arrangements are under the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home. Pete will be laid to rest in Alamogordo at a future date. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Penn in Roswell on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PI, Memphis, TN 38105. Those Chosen as Honorary Pallbearers are Larry Courter, Jimmy Allison, Jimmy Barnes, Matt McDonald and Ken Bratland. To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org

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