Covell Funeral Home

232 East State Street, Traverse City, MI


Doris Irene Gibson

August 23, 1935February 28, 2020

Doris I. Gibson, 84 of Beulah, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28th at Grand Traverse Pavilions. Doris was born at home on the peninsula on Aug. 23, 1935 to Alfred and Huldah (Wahl) Clark. Growing up, she attended Buckley Schools.

She married Henry Gibson in September of 1956. He preceded her in death in 2001. Doris was a very active and adventurous individual. She was competitive in a number of sports including figure skating, and Tae Kwan Do where she achieved the rank of black belt. She was employed by TCAPS, and retired from there.

She is survived by her children; Dianne (George) Mikula, and Sheryl Sheridan. She is grandmother of Angelia Geib, Jason Gibson, Anthony Mikula, Alecia Kenney, Daniel Sheridan and Christine Lyttle, and great-grandmother to Alexander, Ava, Zachary, Elizabeth, Skylar, Benjamin and Brenden. She is also survived by sisters Mary McPherson and Muriel “Pat” Staufer. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Henry Jr. in 1980, and sisters Laura Cook, Lillian Clark, Betty Palmiter, and Helen McPherson

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from the Covell Funeral Home, 232 E. State St., Traverse City. Visitation at the funeral home will begin at noon until the time of service.

Because of her love for animals, memorial contributions may be made to the Cherryland Humane Society 1750 Ahlberg Rd. Traverse City, MI. 49686.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.covelltraversecity.com for the Gibson family.


  • Cherryland Humane Society


  • Visitation Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 6, 2020


Doris Irene Gibson

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sheryl sheridan

March 4, 2020

My Mom loved roller & ice skating among many many activities . She also took her kids, grand kids and many of their friends along. She paid for many lessons & open skating & sometimes ice cream cones after if they were good ☺️

Dianne Mikula

March 3, 2020

My mom was my everything. She was always there when I needed her the most. A beautiful woman, with the heart of an angel. How will I live without you. I will never be whole again.

Jennifer Gierok

March 3, 2020

Such an amazing woman. She let me drive my first car (her old brown car) on Lake Ann Road...which I then nearly drove into the ditch. My heart hurts for you all.

Geri Bester

March 2, 2020

Our heart felt sympathy go out to her family.

Darlene Miller

March 2, 2020

Soooo many Great Memories of Aunt Doris!! Love spending time with her!! Grateful to have had the chance to spend soo many memories with her!!

Mike IJohnson

March 2, 2020

My favorite neighbors. Doris was so nice to me. Always...I remember my mom and her would swap cups of sugar or whatever they needed. Great lady. Great family ..God bless

sheryl sheridan

March 2, 2020

" My Mom taught me everything except how to live without her "