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Sharon Gilbert

March 21, 1935 — September 21, 2019

Sharon Louise Chrestman, 84, of Waco, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Waco, Texas. The memorial service will be Friday, September 27, 11:00 AM, at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church Chapel in Waco.

Sharon. was born March 21, 1935 in Burkburnett, Texas to Marshell and Majorie Baker Chrestman. During the Great Depression, the family moved to Benevides in South Texas and then in 1944 Taft, Texas. Sharon graduated from Taft High School where she played in the band and led as drum major. She attended Baylor University and received a BS degree in Home Economics. While a student at Baylor, she met fellow Baylor student Bill Gilbert of Victoria, After Bill's graduation and commission as a lieutenant in the US Air Force, they were married, August 18, 1956, at First Baptist Church, Taft. Bill and Sharon had a wonderful, loving and adventurous 63 years of marriage.

Sharon's radiant and beautiful smile has touched so many lives over the years. She will be sorely missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter JoAnne. She is survived by her husband, Bill Gilbert; son, David Gilbert and wife, Carol of Tomball; great grandchildren Garett Gregory Martin, AnnaBelle Martin and Emma JoAnn Martin; sister, Barbara Harle and husband, Dr. Thomas Harle of Waco; brother, Honorable Don Chrestman and wife, Melinda of Weatherford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Friday, September 27, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Columbus Avenue Baptist Church

1300 Columbus Ave, Waco, TX 76701

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