The Baroness Gilbert died 24 July, 2019. She was 89. She was the widow of John William Gilbert, Labour MP for Dudley 1970-74 and for Dudley East 1974-97, Minister of State for Defence in the Callaghan Administration 1976-79, created a life peer in 1997 as Baron Gilbert, of Dudley in the County of West Midlands. Her husband died in 2013.
She was the former Jean Olive Ross-Skinner, born 14 Nov, 1929, daughter of William Milne Ross-Skinner,by his wife Olive Mary Caroline Pease [1906-80]; married 23 March, 1963, as his second wife, the abovementioned John Gilbert [1927-2013].