Memorial service scheduled for Council Member Pat Gilbreath


Oct. 5, 2017 – A memorial service for City Council Member Pat Gilbreath will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the First Congregational Church, 2 W. Olive Ave., Redlands.

Mayor Paul Foster has ordered flags at all municipal buildings and facilities throughout the City of Redlands be lowered to half-staff beginning Oct. 7 until sundown on Oct. 12 in honor of Council Member Gilbreath, who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Gilbreath, who served 22 years on the Redlands City Council, was first elected in 1993 and served until 2010. In 2012 she was again elected to the council. In 2016 she was reelected to her sixth term on the council. She served as mayor twice – from 1999-2001 and again from 2009-2010.

Gilbreath represented the City to many regional boards and organizations. Most recently she served as the City’s representative to Omnitrans, where she served as vice chair.

Speakers at Thursday’s memorial service will include the Rev. Lowell Linden, retired pastor of the First Congregational Church; current pastor the Rev. Steven Davis, Larry Burgess and Mayor Foster. The service will be followed by a reception at the church and a private graveside service.

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the First Congregational Church.