Hardesty, Okla. – Clarice Roberta Pierson Gilbert, 75, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
She was born March 13, 1935, to Edna (Driscoll) and Edgar F. Pierson in the Range community, southeast of Hardesty.
She married Lewis G. Gilbert Nov. 21, 1951, in Clayton, N.M. He survives.
She attended Hardesty Schools and later attended beauty school and worked as a beautician for 20 years.
She was a member of Union Center Methodist Church.
She was a member of Memorial Hospital of Texas County Hospital Auxiliary, Dustbowl Dames Hardesty Senior Citizens and Hardesty Homemakers.
In her younger years, she enjoyed roping and barrel racing, senior citizens dances and playing cards and was a league bowler for the Hardesty Mercantile.
Other survivors include two sons, Kenneth Gilbert and wife, Debra, Thornton, W.Va., and Terry Gilbert and wife, Becky, Hardesty, Okla.; five grandchildren, Kyle Gilbert and wife, Traci, Bainbridge, Ga., Sandra Gilbert, Huntington, W.Va., and Melyssa, Krysta and Caitlyn Gilbert, all of Hardesty.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Elsie Blagg Lamb, two brothers, Vernon Pierson and Pete (Alvis) Pierson; mother and father-in-law, George and Emma Gilbert; one sister-in-law, Pat Gilbert; and two brothers-in-law, Perry Blagg and Frank Gilbert.
o Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at the Hardesty High School Auditorium with the Rev. Herbert Bridgewater pastor of the Hardesty United Methodist Church presiding.
Burial followed at the Range Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Hardesty Senior Citizens Center, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.
Friends are invited to visit our online guest book and send condolences at www.hensonnovak.com.