Gilbert Booker, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.
He was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Howland, Maine to William and Ethel (White) Booker.
On Feb. 24, 1963, he married Barbara Drumeller in Colorado Springs. She survives.
He was a graduate of Colorado State University at Pueblo with a degree in psychology and elementary education. He was an NCO in the U.S. Army, and also worked as an elementary school teacher.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, Scott Booker of Garden City; a sister, Laura Shorey of Old Town, Maine; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Price and Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Garden Valley Retirement Village or Sacred Heart (Sagrado) Lutheran Church, in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, KS 67846.