Gilbert Wilborn, 68

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Funeral services for Gilbert Vasquez Wilborn, 68, a Clinton, Okla., resident, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Clinton, officiated by the Rev. Rex Arnold. Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau Lee Funeral Home,
A Rosary will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kiesau Memorial Chapel in Clinton officiated by Arnold.
Gilbert Vasquez Wilborn was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Poteet, Texas, to Max and Isabel (Vasquez). Wilborn and passed away Feb. 22, 2009, in his home following a lengthy illness.
Gilbert spent his childhood in Poteet and moved to Albert Lea during his teen years. He finished his schooling in Albert Lea. He married Victoria (Gutierrez) on Oct. 16, 1960, and they made their home in Albert Lea until 1979. He worked for the Land O’Lakes Company for 25 years earning his 20-year company pin. They moved to Clinton in 1979 where Gilbert began work for the Norbest Company. After it closed, he went to work for Consumer Textile Corp, He was employed there as a production manger until he retired early in 2008.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Billy Wilborn.
Gilbert enjoyed gardening and music. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a daughter, Sandra Wilborn of Portland, Ore.; two sons: Richard Wilborn and wife Tomie, of Abilene, Texas, and Joe Wilborn and wife Kim of Hawesville, Ky.; three brothers: Jesse Wilborn, Albert Lea, George Wilborn, San Antonio, Texas, Louie Wilborn, Blackstone, Mass.; four sisters: Dolores Wilborn, Hollandale, Mary Jane Garza, Providence, R.I.; Mary Alice Navarro, San Antonio; Rosie Wilborn Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren: Lauren and Anthony Wilborn, Blair, Okla.; Aaron, Sarah, and Joshua Wilbora, Hawesille, Hannah and Haley Santee, Abilene, and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family has suggested those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the St. Mary’s building fund at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Clinton.

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