Gilbert Bertelson

Provo, Utah

1942 - 2017

Guest Book

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Dearest Loye and Daughters,
I can only share how blessed I am to have known Gil, to have served with him and to be counted among his friends for more than 30 years. I cant ease your pain but I can confirm what you have known for so long. Gil was exceptional. A man among men. A husband, father and friend without peer. I smile when I think of him. I am blessed to have known him. My condolences to you and all who knew and loved him. May God bless Gil and your family. Dave Lawrence, friend

I just found out today about Gil's passing and feel sad. I have been doing his Christmas lights for 13 years He was such a neat man. I decided to look for my last texts with Gil and there it was on November 6 where he said he would put out the lights. Little did I know that would be my last interaction with him. I just am always amazed at how short this life is. I am glad I had the chance to know him. My sincerest condolences to his wife and family.

Gil was my dear friend and mentor. He was a man totally dedicated to his family, faith and country. Our lives intersected for only 4 years, yet, his helpful influence will last my lifetime. Loye, we wish you and your family the very best and we know your faith will make you whole.

Gil was a true gem. The world is a better place because he was here.
Bruce Money, BYU

I remember when I was 16 years and I got to tag along on a hike to the top of Mt. Timpanogos with my brother, Paul & my dad along with Gil & his dad. Paul & Gil were about 21 at the time and good buddies. It was 109 degrees in Utah Valley that day. Boy, did we have a view! And, many years later, Gil willingly came to Price, UT as my guest speaker at a Kiwanis function held at the Elks Lodge. Gil shared his flying stories and perspective on life willingly with such a smile! ...

Gil was our Bishop while students at BYU and was so wonderful. We were sad we did not hear the news of his passing until after the funeral. Gil and Loye were kind enough to allow us use their home for your wedding reception and had David in their home for Thanksgiving when he had nowhere to go. We loved his stories, sense of humor and testimony. He'll be missed.

David & Julie Ahrens

My brother Jeff and I lived at the Bertelson house while our parents were working. We grew up with Gil. He was our big brother. We love you Gil. God be with you until we meet again. Love, . David Mathews

Dear Loye: I was shocked and extremely saddened to learn of Gil's loss, and wanted you to know how much R.J. and I admired both of you while our paths crossed during BYU service in the '90's. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time of grief and loss. Marilyn M. Snow

Dear Loye,

I am so sorry for your loss. Gil was not just an accomplished man, but he was full of fun and good will to all. He was part of a huge group of friends who went through high school and the "U" together. We all loved Gil. He will be greatly missed. ~ Sandra Bailey Ludwig


Gilbert's Obituaries

1942 ~ 2017Gilbert M. Bertelson (75) completed his mortal journey Thursday morning, December 7, 2017 after a brief but sudden illness. He was born in Provo, UT on August 9, 1942 to Bryce and Luzon (Fjeldsted) Bertelson. He attended Granite High School, the University of Utah, and completed an LDS...

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