Alice Delores Boeke Gabbert

Published 12:30 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Alice Delores Boeke Gabbert, 84, of Mocksville, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Autumn Care of Mocksville.

A native of Minnesota, she was born July 31, 1933, the daughter of the late Vern C. and Louella Pankonine Boeke, and the widow of the late Roger William Gabbert, who died May 30, 2017, after 65 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by 4 sisters and 3 brothers.

Although Mrs. Gabbert was a homemaker, that title does not do justice to her many labors of love. She was a co-worker with her husband for 65 years while they managed farms in both of the Carolinas, North Dakota and Minnesota. She was an excellent seamstress and cook, and was especially known for making delicious cookies, pies and desserts.  While they were in North Dakota and Minnesota, they were instrumental in starting several churches and in guiding others to Christ through living out their faith. After they retired from farming, they moved to Mocksville to be closer to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Dulin United Methodist Church.

Survivors: her son, Hugh C. Gabbert of Royalton, Minn.; a daughter, Jennifer G. McClamrock (Jerry W.) of Mocksville; a brother, Charles “Chuck” Boeke of Minn.; 2 grandchildren, Jennell M. Johnson (John E.) and Justin McClamrock; 4 great-grandchildren, Jonas, Joseph, Jocelyn and Johannah Johnson; a brother-in-law, Herman Gabbert (Marlene) of Minn.; 2 sisters-in-law, Caryl Len Gabbert and Roberta Tryggestad, both of S.C.; plus several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service was conducted 11 a.m. Friday, July 6 at Dulin UMC with Pastor Jimmy Truell officiating. She was buried in the church cemetery. The family received friends in the fellowship hall following the service.