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S: William and Helen Gilbert

BC: Their legacy continues with the birth of Henry Robert Gilbert October 30, 2011 | created by Joan Gilbert November 2011

FC: Bill and Helen Gilbert A glimpse into their lives

1: Written by Pernelle Norelius - Bill's Grandmother - in 1916. Bill's story begins.......... | 1884

2: Robert and Augusta, Bill's parents, begin their lives together in Luverne, Minnesota

4: Growing up in Luverne- William Frederick Gilbert is born March 26, 1922 | Three Gilbert generations.... William, Robert, and William

5: with sister Roberta

8: In Eveleth, Minnesota Helen Joan Tobin is born on June 7,1921 to William J. and Minnie (Leonard) Tobin | with brother Leonard

9: with brothers Leonard and Robert | Helen's story begins in Northern Minnesota.....

13: Helen graduates valedictorian of her high school class, winning a college scholarship

15: Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota - where Bill and Helen meet and form a lifetime union......

16: college graduation and courtship - the year is 1943

18: 1944 - 45 WW II Both serve the war effort: Helen working at the war department's signal security agency in Washington DC - Bill as an Navy aviator

21: June 9, 1945

22: Peace! 1945

24: Bill's first job after the Navy - flight instructor in Hastings, Nebraska (and amateur cartoonist!)

25: First job after the war...flight instructor in Hastings, Nebraska

26: Joan Louise Gilbert- born Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1947

27: 1948 - the new family of 3 moves to Cleveland, Ohio....

29: Cleveland, Ohio Bill accepts a position with the Civil Aeronautics Administration and they move into an apartment on the Fry farm

30: 1950-51 Their first home in Berea, Ohio outside of Cleveland......

31: January 24, 1951 - Robert William Gilbert is born

33: 1952-1963 - Bill moves his family to Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1956- he return to flying, with the Rock Island Lumber Company | 5928 Grimes Ave | 5929 Grimes Ave. | 1955

36: 1958 | 1955 | 1962 | 1962

37: early 1960s- Fritz joins the family during a camping trip through Colorado

38: 1963 -1995 - a new home in Tacoma, Washington. Bill becomes chief pilot for the Weyerhauser Company | Crestwood Lane

39: 1965 | 1971 | The family grows again with the addition of Bob's wife Jane (Potts) | 1978

41: They become "Grama" and "Grampa" to Leslie Joan in April 1980 and David William in December 1981

42: 1985 - Retirement from Weyerhauser

43: 1962 | June 9, 1995 - They celebrate 50 years together | 1992

44: 67th Ct. Avenue | 1995 - a new home in Tacoma | 2003

45: another 3 generations of Gilberts continues on.... | 3 new generations of Gilberts........ William, Robert, and David | 1998 | 2003 | 2003

46: May 4, 2005- Helen passes away at the age of 83

47: February 3, 2007- Bill passes away at age 84 | 2005

48: 1996

49: "It's not Life that's important, but Living" - attributed to Willi Unsoeld | 2006

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