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October 14, 1956 -
October 5, 2019

On Saturday, 10/5/19 Gretchen passed away after a two and half-year battle with ovarian cancer.

She was the daughter of Norman and Arlyce Lindberg of Mount Vernon. She was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School; Skagit Valley College; and from the University of Washington earning a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts.

She relocated to Philadelphia in the 1980s to pursue a career in art & graphic design.

On January 3, 1992, she married Hayden M. Wilbur in Salzburg, Austria. On their return to the United States she joined Atlantic Communications Group, Inc., a multi-million dollar design and publishing company as Managing Director Graphic Design with offices located in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, retiring as the Chairman of the Board and President.

Gretchen was an avid hiker, explorer and yoga enthusiast. She and her husband travelled the world, visiting over 40 counties throughout their 28 years of marriage. Both enjoyed the different arts and cultures.

Their final trip together was a safari to the Masai Mara, Kenya.

She is survived by her father Norman Lindberg and wife Harriet; brother Stephen Lindberg, MD and wife Mary; sisters Teresa Morey and husband Paul, Tami Small and lifelong friend Dorothy (Turnbull) Cozelman.

Funeral Services will be held at Fir Conway Lutheran Church, Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 11:00am.

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Published in Skagit Valley Herald from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2019.
Funeral service
11:00 AM
Fir Conway Lutheran Church
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October 25, 2019

Dear Gretchen,

My vision of your memory will always be of you seated at my kitchen island, bantering back and forth, laughing and flashing your gorgeous smile and big blue eyes with delicious delight. Oh, how you are and always will be missed and treasured forever, Sweet Lady!

Pam And Carl
October 25, 2019
We prayed and prayed for a miracle but it wasn't to be.
We admired your courage and strength
You fought hard to be with us
We will miss that beautiful smile
And sparkling personality
We will miss you dearly
Jack and Mary Moyer
October 21, 2019
Gretchen was a wonderful friend and was always so happy. We didn't get to see her very often but she will always remain in our life through memories that we will cherish. Our sincere sympathy to Hayden and her family.
Wanda and Robert Stuck
October 20, 2019
Fred Rosse
October 20, 2019
Gretchen & Hayden 2015
One of our favorites, very glad to have known her.

Katharine Bertolet & Fred Rosse
Fred Rosse
October 19, 2019
Recently had the pleasure of meeting Gretchen. What a beautiful woman. Rest In Peace , free of pain. My deepest sympathy to Hayden and all family and friends.
Cass McCaffery
October 15, 2019
Gretchen was the best and will be missed by many
Anrita Mcginn
October 10, 2019
So happy to have known you! So happy I made you laugh. Rest in Peace free from all pain dear lady. Ro Debro
October 10, 2019
You will always be with me, in the song of a bird, the bloom of a flower, and in my cake of blue eyeshadow!
Alice Hardenbergh
October 9, 2019
You are in God's hands now Gretchen,you fought a hard fight. Our deepest sympathy to Hayden and all your family and friends.

Jimmy and Anne Mannion. Toronto Canada.
October 9, 2019
Gretchen was a wonderful neighbor and friend to our Family. She was always so Cheerful and Happy.

She will deeply be missed, but not forgotten.

Rest in peace Gretchen, you have worked so hard to stay with us.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Steve House
Lisa Javorka
October 9, 2019
Jack and mary Moyer
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