Brian Gilbert

Brian James “B. J.” Gilbert, 21, died June 25, 2007.

He was born in Lebanon. He lived in Sweet Home and Lebanon all his life until recently moving to Salem. He held various odd jobs, and enjoyed fishing, camping, swimming, horseback riding and loved helping friends and family.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Delbert and Charlotta Gilbert; mother, Marie A. Harden; sisters, Amy Baldwin of Spencer, Iowa, and Lilly Ann Gilbert; fiancé Sherrie Oliver of Sweet Home; grandparents, Ruth Tate of Lebanon, and Dem and Lola Baldwin of Davenport, Iowa; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Melissa Sue Gilbert; grandparents, Eva and Brian James “B.J.” Hamilton and Roy W. Tate; and uncle, Ronald E. Gilbert.

A celebration of life is planned for July 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at River Park in Lebanon. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Donations to help with expenses for Mr. Gilbert and medical bills for Lilly Ann Gilbert can be made to any U.S. Bank.