Gilbert, Gladys

Gladys Gilbert, 92, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Marietta, Okla., to Theora and Charles R. Tanner. On July 3, 1940, in Reno, Nev., she married William Gilbert. The couple was able to remain in their own home until very recently when they moved to Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ed, Jeff, Paul and Ben Tanner; and a sister, Bertha Holcomb.

Survivors include her husband; brothers, Tyrus Tanner and Pete Tanner, both of Gustine, Calif.; sister, Verda Jo Bower of Gustine, Calif.; 17 nieces and nephews; as well as many close friends and relatives, including the Mack Legleiter family of Portales and the people of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Rev. Walter Huber is officiating.

Burial will take place in Portales Cemetery.

Lonnie Legleiter, Steve Davis, Steve King, Steve Collins, Jimmy Roberts, Fernie Tapia, Royce Clark, Mark McAfee, Clovis Gray and Leon Nall will act as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.