Beverly Gilbert Obituary

Beverly  Gilbert
Beverly Gilbert

June 3, 1935 - July 23, 2021
Born in Dayton, Iowa
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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Beverly Gilbert of West Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on July 23, 2021 at Iowa Methodist Hospital.

Beverly was born June 3, 1935 in Dayton, Iowa, daughter of Dorothy and Russell Sandholm. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1953 and from there attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. She worked many years as an executive assistant and last worked at the Iowa-Des Moines National Bank. In keeping with family tradition Beverly was a life-long ardent Iowa State Cyclone fan.

On June 19, 1976 Beverly was united in marriage to John T. Gilbert. She and John were winter residents of Marco Island and Naples, Florida for 23 years before returning full time to Des Moines in the early 2000’s. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents, brother Bruce Sandholm, sister Phyllis Kinsey, brother-in-law, Dwight Kinsey and nephew Lee Kinsey.

Beverly is survived by her brother, Rev. Gayle (Deanne) Sandholm of Helena, Mt.; stepchildren, Tom (Lynne) Gilbert of Los Angeles, Marty (Lyndon) Wells of Des Moines, Laura (Hanna) Sahliyeh of Dallas, and daughter-in-law, Priscilla Gilbert (Jim Dunn) of Des Moines; her grandchildren, John (Lindsay) Gilbert, Carrie Gilbert (Ernie Ruano), Charlie (Amanda) Wells, Maggie (Mike) McGill, and Annie (David) Shank and 8 great-grandchildren. Beverly is also survived by her nephews, Larry (Jill) Kinsey, Lance (Stacey) Kinsey, Jeff (Tiffany) Sandholm and Matt (Pattie) Sandholm and nieces, Linda (Robert) Moody and Michelle Sandholm Butler.

According to Beverly’s wishes, there will be a family graveside service and burial at Glendale Cemetery. Memorial contributions could be made to either the Iowa State University Foundation or the Iowa State Athletics Department. Please visit to leave online condolences.

Arrangements by Iles Dunn's Chapel