Donald L Gibson
December 1, 1937 – January 4, 2020
Funeral services for Don Gibson, age 82 of Scottsbluff, who died January 4, at Regional West Medical Center, will be held Friday, January 10 at 2:00PM at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Hebbert officiating. He was born December 1, 1937 in Scottsbluff to James Gibson and Ella Houghtaling, receiving his early education in the Scottsbluff schools. He graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1957. He married Beverly McCoy in Denver, Colorado, and they made their home in Gering. They later divorced, but Don was a family man. He loved his three sons, and never forgot a birthday or anniversary. In the 60s, Don worked for Ledbetters as a route salesman. He went on to own and manage the family dairy farm south of Gering for 25 years, before becoming a driver for Denver Coach, where he enjoyed getting to know his passengers. Don lived a humble life, was generous, caring, and considerate, and had a great sense of humor. He attended church regularly, and was a gentleman who was kind to all with enduring hope. He was a member of the Elks club, and had a group of buddies with whom he drank coffee regularly. Don is survived by his sons, Kim Gibson of Mitchell, Mark Gibson, of New York, and Todd Gibson of Denver; brother, Gary Gibson of Fremont, California; sister, Florence Weber of Colorado Springs; and son-in-law, Roger Hyde. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Edna Gibson; sister, Betty Vifquain; and infant daughter, Laurie Joan Gibson.
- Memorial Service Friday, January 10, 2020
Donald L Gibson
January 10, 2020
I’m truly sorry I can’t be there today to celebrate Don. I have such fond memories of the Gibson family that I will hold in my heart forever.
Don never missed visiting and bringing a card to my Dad on his birthday. It was the first thing my Dad would show me with tears in his eyes and then of course I had tears in my eyes. His thoughtful, compassionate soul will truly be missed.
Sending my love to each one of you today and may you take comfort in knowing Don made this world a better place!
With love and sympathy,
January 9, 2020
My husband, Lee, and Don were classmates. I always tagged along to their monthly breakfasts at Arby's. Don was always there with a big smile for us all. Last month we sat next to each other and were able to have a nice talk. This is how we are going to remember Don. We will keep him in our prayers. Jeanie and Lee Knudtson
January 8, 2020
Your statement about Don being considerate and caring is validated by: When I lived in Denver, Don showed up on my doorstep to say "Hi". I was in the process of moving down the street to another apartment. He immediately offered to help me move. I could have done it alone, but with his kind offer to help it was accomplished in a very short time. I took him to a drivein on Colfax where I bought him the "best pork tenderloin sandwich he'd ever eaten". Betty Gilmore always kept me informed when Don drove her to Denver to catch a flight to see her kids back East. He would help her with her baggage. He was a true "gentleman". I'm sorry for your loss.
Judee Russell Curtis, SHS '57 Classmate