Jon Curtis Gilbert
Date of birth: May 27 1958
Date of death: September 2 2019
Jon Curtis Gilbert.
Born May 27th 1958-Passed September 2nd 2019.
Jon was born in Hermiston, Oregon where he was raised by Barbara and Bill Gilbert. He was a brother to three siblings; Sherry, Cole and Bradley. Jon and his siblings were raised in the neighboring town Stanfield on a turkey farm. He worked tending farms and working in the dust until he was 21 and moved to the coast where he tended his fathers bar. Jon appreciated the lifestyle of the country but once he tasted the city, he was intrigued and moved closer to a metropolis where he explored the world of sales and managing car stores. He retired as a Sales Manager at Wentworth Chevrolet and lived the last 20 years in Gladstone, Oregon.
Survivors include Peggy Petersen, his partner and wife of 21 years, his daughter Kara Gilbert, son Tucker Smith, step son Jonathan Petersen, step son Mike Rouse, sister Sheryl Gilbert, brother Cole Gilbert, brother Bradley Gilbert, mother Barbara Gilbert, his Aunt Anibelle, along with many cousins, and family that were friends and friends that were family.
Jon was a powerhouse of a human and you could feel his energy as he walked in a room and created a nickname for you be it a friend or stranger, sold you a car, loved you at home and dance in the living room, smirked at your newborn with total love and admiration for little people, left the dinner table before it was his time to go, and looked right at you with those baby blue eyes and made you feel like a million bucks. He loved to eat well, play golf, was an incredible pool player, dog dad to Dudley and spend quality time with friends new and old- and was the first person to buy a round for the local pub!
We look forward to celebrating his life and telling stories and being together in his name, September 15th, 12-5pm at Stone Creek Golf Course : 14603 S Stoneridge Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045. POTLUCK- so please bring a side dish to accompany bbq from Busters.
Any donations can be made to the Humane Society in his name.
37 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Jimmerz Love you Gil!
Candle lit by Steph, Bradley, and Derek We love you Uncle Gilly! Fly high!!
Candle lit by Janet Blankenship Bailey
Candle lit by Rona Petersen You will be missed. Love you ????Doug and Rona
Candle lit by Michael Berman
Candle lit by Barham family Jon always made us laugh. We have pictures to prove it! Love and prayers for Jon's family and especially for Peggy.
Candle lit by Ron Berry Great friend loved skipping school with you buddy !
Candle lit by Lori Hundhausen & Eric Hand Your smile and hugs will be greatly missed Jon!!
Candle lit by Tracy Family You will be missed!! ❤️
Candle lit by Tracie and Giovoni Your hugs and presence will be truly missed but you will forever live on in thoughts and stories
Candle lit by Mollie Worcester Thinking of you Peggy and all of Jon’s family and friends. What an amazing life he crammed in to too few years.
Candle lit by Steve & Mary Lynn We Loved getting to know you better these past years. Always a genuine Smile and Hug... Salt of the Earth, Our Friend, Jon!
Candle lit by Karen and Darin You will be missed, we love you uncle gilley
Candle lit by Lisa Van Nostern You funny man RIP heaven has a angel!
Candle lit by Darrin Rea God's Speed my favorite Cowboy!!! Rest in peace.
Candle lit by Carlyn Davis Sproul Praying for peace and comfort during this time. Jon was a wonderful guy and he will be missed by all those who have been touched by his life.
Candle lit by Bonnie Berry My deepest condolences to your family
Candle lit by Stef & Kenz You’ll be missed by many
Candle lit by Marla and Steve Wilkie Good friend Will miss you
Candle lit by Val Stockhoff Thoughts are with all of you.
Candle lit by The Gilbert's Rest in paradise, We love you Uncle Jon & miss you sooo much ❤
Candle lit by Belle Green You brought humor and compassion in equal balance inside the walls of Wentworth. Thank you for the great leadership my friend. Prayers to your family during this time.
Candle lit by Debra Hickey God Bless you Jon Gilbert. Rest in peace.
Candle lit by Debbie Fulgham. ( Fulgie) You were one of a kink Jon. I smile thinking about our last dance and sing along ...I’ll remember you forever. Love you Jon ????❤️????????????????
Candle lit by Hank Flake Thanks for loving my boys Chris and Nick
Candle lit by Jason and Mandy Wells You will be missed by many! We appreciate all our memories made over the years!
Candle lit by Jim Brown Gilly, Your jokes are still being told, that won't stop. And... you're getting credit for them all. - Brownie
Candle lit by Robbin My deepest condolences, and prayers for much celebration, love and memories to bring a laugh or smile that only Jon could bring you!
Candle lit by Denise Murphy
Candle lit by Mitch & Jillie Oh Jon Gilbert, we've so much love in our hearts for you, which is where you'll live until the end of time until we play dance and sing again my friend. Shine on you Sweet Soul! We are there in Spirit today. Love you
Candle lit by Angela Bates What a giant personality and most infectious laugh. You were the real deal Jon. Your hugs were epic too. Forever etched in my heart a part of my life’s journey. Grateful!
Candle lit by John and Elaine Stamate Jon God Bless you. You certainly will be missed by many
Candle lit by Anthony CAstillo Talk about a Salt of the Earth guy. I'll miss you Gilly, and I 'll go after that extra 1000 UA in your honor on every car deal from now until eternity.
Candle lit by Mike & Lynn LA Woman will never sound the same. RIP love you
Candle lit by Chuck Hanscom A true friend
Candle lit by Ann Wentworth Jonny you were one of a kind. You always had me laughing. I’m going to miss you terribly! Prayers and hugs to the family.