Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1972

Deb Gilbert Reed DEBORAH LYNN GILBERT REED, 59, passed away at a local medical facility in Abilene, TX on Nov. 3, 2014. Deborah was born to Onis and Viola Gilbert on August 26, 1955. Deborah was the 9th of 10 children, with 3 pesky brothers just a few years older than her. She grew up tough, defending herself from those brothers. But she loved them. All through her life, she was a fierce defender of her family and her friends. Deborah had a tender heart, and carried her feelings on her shirt sleeves. If anyone needed something, she would give the shirt off her back. Deborah was born & raised in Texas where she had her children, Jarvis and Brandon. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1972/73 at Ranger, TX. She spent several years in Washington state and Oregon, where she married her beloved husband Pat Reed in April of 1991. They owned & operated a small trucking business in Oregon, before moving back home to Texas 7 years ago. Deborah enjoyed working in her yard with her flowers. She would break out singing with the radio with just about every song. Deborah had an infectious smile and wanted everybody around her to be happy and just enjoy life. She will be missed by her children, her grand- children, her husband, all her remaining siblings, all her many relatives, and all those friends she cherished. Deborah can rest peacefully now, free of pain. She left this world knowing we all love her. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Donald Gilbert (RHS-1971), Charlie Gilbert (RHS-1962) and Joseph Gilbert (RHS-1969) and two sisters Patsy Gilbert and Kay Gilbert New (RHS-1965). At the time of her death, Deborah was survived by her husband, Paddy, two sons Jarvis Williamson of North Carolina, and Brandon Williamson of North Carolina, two grandsons; Logan and Landon Williamson and two granddaughters; Laura and Jenny Lynn Williamson. She is also survived by three sisters, Connie (RHS-1967, Fred) Snyder, Starlene (Joe) Hill, and Shannon (RHS- 1983, James) Sampley and two brothers Marion (Tootsie) Gilbert and Ronald Gilbert (RHS-1971, Rhonda Walkin) as well as many other extended family members and close friends.