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Donald  Glenn Gilbert
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Donald Glenn Gilbert, 89, a lifetime resident of Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. He was born on March 21, 1928 in Mount Vernon Washington to Helen (Porter) and Harry Gilbert. He graduated from Union High School, class of 1947. Upon his graduation, Don started his driving career with Lake Shannon Logging Company. Don was drafted into the US Army and served from 1950-1952 during the Korean conflict. On November 22, 1958, he married his loving wife Carol D. Davis. Together they had two sons Jay (1958) and Dean (1960). They celebrated 52 wedding anniversaries. Carol passed away in 2009; it was a great loss for Don. During his driving career, Don drove for a number of local companies including Stokely VanCamp, Darigold and the Skagit Valley College Athletic Department. He had an impeccable driving record. On Sundays when his sons were young he would gather up the neighborhood children and take them roller skating and swimming. Don loved playing poker and drinking coffee with “The Boys”. You could set your watch by his coffee schedule. He enjoyed scenic drives, sitting in the sun and watching people. He supported his sons in all their interests. Don befriended many and was well thought of by all.
Don is preceded in death by his parents and his wife. He is survived by his sons,
Jay (Jill) Gilbert and Dean Gilbert; his sister, Donna Dahms; three granddaughters; Justine Weber, Julianne Doggett, and Jayne Gilbert and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service and reception will be held at Kern Funeral Home at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018. Memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to; Skagit Valley College Athletic Department, 2405 E. College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Family and friends may sign an on line registry and leave notes at

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2:00 PM
Kern Funeral Home

1122 S. 3rd. Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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Mount Vernon Cemetery

1200 E Fir Street
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273


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