Verlan Keith Gabrielson
Jan. 2, 1933-April 23, 2014
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Verlan, ("Gabe" or "Vern") was born in Lindsborg, Kansas, the son of the late Wesley and Evelyn (Nelson) Gabrielson. He grew up in Lindsborg and went to Bethany College to earn a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics. After serving in the U.S. Army, he then earned a Master of Science degree at Kansas State University.
In 1959, Verlan and his bride moved to Pleasanton, CA, and joined the scientific team at Sandia Labs where he worked as a scientific programmer for more than 30 years. He was a member of several bridge clubs and enjoyed participating in bridge tournaments. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis and volunteering his carpentry skills with Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of the Centerpointe Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years where was an Elder and a Deacon.
Verlan is survived by his loving wife, Janet; devoted children Mark Gabrielson (Maria) of Franktown, CO; Anne Gabrielson (Marilynne Roscoe) of Newport, OR; and Paul Gabrielson (Laura) of Arroyo Grande, CA. He had three grandchildren: David, Rachelle, and Eric Gabrielson. He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Gabrielson of Wichita, KS, and sister, Carolyn Kimbrel (John), many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial will be held June 7 at 1 p.m. at the Centerpointe Presbyterian Church, 3410 Cornerstone Ct. Pleasanton. Interment will be in Kansas.
Donations should be made to Centerpointe Presbyterian Church, Habitat for Humanity or Hope Hospice.