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January 15, 2009 3:18 am

Gilbert M. McKinney

Written by Tribune Staff

(Dec. 28, 1927 - Jan. 12, 2009)

Gilbert M. McKinney, of Casper, died Monday, Jan. 12, of congestive heart failure. He was 81.

He was born Dec. 28, 1927, in Casper, the son of Charles and Marie (Peterson) McKinney. He attended school in Casper, graduating from NCHS. He married Cheri Aarestad in Casper on June 24, 1985.

Gilbert was a materials coordinator for Texaco for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating and was a member of the Casper Boat Club.

Survivors include his wife Cheri of Casper; son Dale McKinney of Littleton, Colo.; daughters Rita (Dave) Row of Littleton, Colo.; Glenda (Curtis) Cote of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; sister Helen (Al) Bunning of Roseville, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles E. McKinney and nephew Richard McKinney.
Services will be held at a later date. Cremation has been held under the direction of Bustard's Funeral Home of Casper.