Ms. Gilbert, a resident of Woodside for 57 years, was a 1974 honor graduate of San Jose State University, with a bachelor's degree in English. She worked at the Belmont branch of the San Mateo County Library for a number of years.
Ms. Gilbert is survived by her children, Jane Hutton, Valerie Matonis, Linda Marelich and William Gilbert; numerous grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, John M. Gilbert, and daughter Eileen Gilbert Hill.
The family prefers donations to: St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park CA 94025.