Ann Marie Gibson
March 13, 1945 – March 25, 2018
Ann Gibson, beloved wife of Daniel Gibson, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born at the Banana River NAS, Florida, March 13, 1945, the only child of Ray and Esther Doerschuk.
Ann graduated from Glenwood High School, in Canton, Ohio, May 1963, Malone College in Canton, Ohio, in June 1968, with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and The University of Akron, in December 1978, with a Master of Science in Education specializing in reading. After getting her degree she started working as a teacher, and worked in various districts in Ohio and Florida, both as an elementary teacher and a reading specialist in all grades. She was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Women in America in 1977.
Ann enjoyed watching people as they went about their daily activities, both those she knew and those she did not. She loved travel and seeing the world and those who lived in other ways than those of her local lifestyle.
She leaves behind a loving husband, and while she had no children, she always considered those she taught as her children.
There will be a service to honor her life on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Mountain View Mortuary – 2350 Montebello Square Dr., Colorado Springs.
- Celebration of Life Service Monday, April 2, 2018
Ann Marie Gibson
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April 1, 2018
My late brother, Dave and I are Ann's cousins. We would visit Canton, Ohio from Columbiana, Ohio on special occasions, Easter, Christmas, etc. I felt that Ann was a lot like her Mom in frugality and practical wisdom. She was level-headed and had a good outlook on life. When she moaned at Ray's jokes, she sounded just like her Mom.
I cherish the fun times we had with Ann and aunt Esther and uncle Ray there near Frazer Elementary grade school. Ray had a white-washed fence on the property bordering the school. As little tykes, us kids had a great time on Uncle Ray's driveway riding scooters and roller skates.
Winters were special too with that aluminum tree that came out each Christmas. Although for many years now, we had not made much contact with Dan and Ann living out West, she wrote often and kept us informed, asking how we were as well. She will be missed.