Lucille Alice Gilpin
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Lucille Alice Gilpin
  • November 10, 1924 - December 13, 2017
  • Bryan, Texas

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Lucille Alice Gilpin, 93, of Kurten passed away December 13, 2017 at Brazos Valley Hospice Inpatient Care Facility.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 18, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with 7:00pm Rosary at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Lucille was born November 10, 1924 in Kurten, Texas to Frank and Annie Opersteny. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1942. She attended McKenzie Baldwin Business School and began working for Texas A&M College in Food Services Payroll Department. She used her bookkeeping skills throughout life, keeping detailed records of everything.
At a dance in Kurten she met Woodrow Gilpin, the man who would be her lifelong love for 63 years. They were married on October 27, 1946. They operated a small cafe on Texas Avenue in Bryan for a short time. A mother of two sons, Lucille was a stay at home Mom for a while and later returned to work at the Texas A&M Food Services Payroll Department, retiring in 1979.
After retiring she and Woody continued to raise cattle and traveled both inside and outside the US, often with travel groups. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion and also volunteered with the Disabled American Veterans and Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Lucille is preceded in death by Woodrow Gilpin, her husband of 63 years and her parents.
She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Lendon and Cheryl Gilpin of New Braunfels; Gary Gilpin of Bryan; step grandson Mark Allen of Hudson, New York; her brother and his wife, Eugene and Wanda Opersteny of Kurten; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a much loved wife, mother and grandmother.
The Gilpin Family thanks all those who helped care for Lucille in her later years: Lisa Cross, Rebekah and Patricia Hefti and family, Traditions Health Care (especially Amy, Mo, and Marcella), Jackie Valencia and the staff at Brazos Valley Hospice Inpatient Care Facility.