Geneva “Delcine” (Gilbert) Young

Geneva “Delcine” (Gilbert) Young

Geneva “Delcine” Gilbert Young, 86, of Davis, passed away on September 14, 2020 at Elmbrook Home in Ardmore. She was born at home near Norman on August 22, 1934 to John and Mary Gilbert. She was the eighth of nine children. She and W. T. Young were married on July 12, 1952. She owned her own business for many years before she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from The University of Central Oklahoma, graduating with honors. She taught for the Oklahoma City Public School District for 20 years. She was awarded district, state, and regional Teacher of the Year, (Trade and Industrial Division) in 1989. After retiring, she and W. T. moved to Davis, where she was an active member of First Baptist Church and Murray County Retired Educator’s Association.

Delcine is predeceased by her husband, W. T. Young; daughter, Karen Horne; parents, John and Mary Gilbert; sisters, Inez Coffey and June Hickman and brothers, Hubert Gilbert, Raymond Gilbert, and John F. Gilbert.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Glenna and Jerry Raper, of Davis, and Jill and Roger Day, of Ardmore; grandchildren, Dusty Raper and wife, Andrea, of Pauls Valley, Justin Day, of Ardmore, Eryn and husband, Nick Denewellis, of Ada, Lauran Blakeburn, of Arvada, Colorado and Brandon Blakeburn, of Yukon; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Hadley Raper, of Pauls Valley, Zoey Day, of Ardmore, and Grant and Layni Denewillis, of Ada; one brother, Norman Gilbert, of Wynnewood and two sisters, Clara Wallace and Patsy Riley, of Oklahoma City.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Davis with Pastor Johnny Tohnika officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis.

Services were “Entrusted To” HALE’S Funeral Home of Davis, OK.

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