Date of Birth: February 25, 1947
Date of Death: October 14, 2019
Walter “Larry” Gilbertson, age 73, of Sun City passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Lake Pleasant Rehab following an extended illness. Larry was the son of Walter Sherman and Maryanne Gilbertson , born February 25, 1947 in Lakebay, Washington. Larry graduated in 1965 from Mountlake Terrace High School and a 1973 Fork Steilacoom Community College graduate. Larry was a honorably discharged Vietnam veteran and served in the US Navy from 1964- 1970 and was a proud member of the Seabees. Larry worked many occupations and was skilled in many trades including a logger, millwright, carpenter and many more. Hobbies including golfing, fishing, motor cross and loved watching car restoration shows, westerns and nascar. Larry married Marcena (Blanton) on December 29, 2004, she survives. He is also survived by his children, Warren Pike, Sandy Pike, Brian Pike, Lori Malcolm, Scott Pike, Roy Pike, Larry Gilbertson, Debbie Blanton, Jenny Bryan, and Cheryl Cabrera. Grandchildren, Shelby, Jeremy, Justin, Steven, Kevin, Derek, Kaeli, Garrett, Aubrey, Jeremy, Bridget, Ariana, and Carlos and 3 great grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Toni, his daughter Denise and his beloved companion Bru.
Private family services will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Best Funeral Services, Peoria, Arizona and a military burial will be held in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona.