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Katherine Stockwell Gilbert, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, died with her family by her side at Casey House in Maryland on December 17, 2021, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Katie is survived by her daughter, Laura, her sisters, Ellen Owens (John) and Mary Zeitler (Gregg), her nieces, Elizabeth Duggan (Tim) and Leora Gilbert, nephews, Michael (Bekki), Charles (Katie), Peter (Stephanie) Zeitler, nine great-nieces and nephews (including one on the way), her ex-husband, Andrew Gilbert (Jane), her in-laws, Joan, Michael, Elliot (Iris) Gilbert, her dear friend, James McArdle , and her 16-year-old puppy/daughter, Lucy.
Katie was born on October 9, 1947 to Charles and Mary Stockwell in Williamsport. She graduated from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland in 1968 after attending the Sorbonne in Paris. She worked in real estate and baking before ending her career as operations manager at the Ross Center, a mental health practice.
She was a devoted mother and friend, always going above and beyond for those she loved. She loved Pepsi, pretzels, Paris, New York, and her little dog, Lucy, who she took to different neighborhoods for walks so they wouldn’t both be bored. She was deeply curious, which led her to read voraciously and study religion, which resulted in her eventual conversion to Judaism.
Over the years, Katie has opened her home to family, friends, friends of friends and many strangers, including a number of people who have recently arrived in the United States. She honored the family tradition of writing beautiful thank you notes and left post-its everywhere to remind family and friends of her love. She was an extraordinarily kind, selfless, and big-hearted soul.
A memorial service will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to any place you like – she would trust your judgment and be honored to be a catalyst for your patronage. If you’re looking for ideas, she particularly liked the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alzheimer’s Association.
If you have memories of Katie, share them with Laura at [email protected]