Carol Ann Gilpin

Carol Ann Gilpin

February 8, 1952 – February 19, 2022

Preceded in death by mother and father, Helen and Francis Frederick.  Survived by husband, Donald G. Gilpin; children: Barbara Johnson (Donovan), Donald Gilpin (Lisa), and Colleen Jackson (Paul); six grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 22nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, February 23rd at 10:30am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6905 Blondo.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Methodist Hospital Foundation or Josie Harper Hospice House.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


Preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Helen Frederick.  Survived by her loving husband, Don Gilpin; children: Barb Johnson (Donovan), Donnie Gilpin (Lisa), Colleen Jackson (Paul); grandchildren: Leif Johnson, Kaylie, Ellie and DJ Gilpin, Laurel and Patrick Jackson; siblings: Ron Frederick (Nancy), Nancy Herbert (Tom), Donna Schroeder (Tom), Janet Lund (Tom), Karen Merrow (Gary), and Joann Ruhr (Kevin); many nieces; nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.

Carol loved and valued family above all else and practiced kindness and generosity throughout her life.  She enjoyed travel, especially camping and hiking, and spending time with her grandkids.  She leaves behind a legacy of love, lessons, and memories.

“Grandma, you’re so pretty.”




  • Brigid Howard Posted February 21, 2022 11:52 am

    At the many celebrations I had the opportunity to share with the family, Carol was always a joy to be around. Heartfelt sympathy to Barb, Donovan, and Leif, as well as the rest of the family.

  • Nicole Bruneteau-Saure Posted February 21, 2022 12:13 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you all my deepest sympathy and love at this time. Carol was so kind and loving and always had a sparkle in her eyes.

  • Greg Logsdon Posted February 21, 2022 1:15 pm

    Out of town and sorry to miss funeral
    Don my prayers are with you and kids

  • Gerianne Jensen Posted February 22, 2022 11:14 am

    Dear Barb, Donovan, and Leif,
    Sending prayers and thoughts in the loss of your mom/grandma.
    Tom & Gerianne

  • Renee Chris Bailey and Sarah Dervin Posted February 22, 2022 11:52 am

    Sending our love and prayers for all of the Gilpin family. Fond memories of Carol and Don having the girls out to the lake. Our hearts are with you.

  • Jim Bauck Posted February 22, 2022 12:10 pm

    Don and family: We are so sorry for your loss. May you find solace in reflecting upon the many good times shared as a family- From your South Dakota Bauck hunting buddies- Chris, Ian, Peter, Bryan, Phil, and Jim

  • Lucinda J Franks Posted February 22, 2022 3:37 pm

    So sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. We were buddies our freshman year at Marian. She was a wonderful friend.

  • Mark Berner Posted February 24, 2022 7:29 pm

    Don, very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Best wishes to you and your family as you move through this difficult time.

  • LA NETA CARLOCK Posted March 3, 2022 5:19 pm

    Don and family – so sorry to read in the Omaha World Herald of Carol’s death. Sending our sympathies.

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