OBITUARY

Thomas Andrew Gibson

March 2, 1921November 30, 2010

Thomas “Tom” Andrew Gibson Thomas “Tom” A. Gibson, 89, of Twin Falls and formerly of Hansen, Idaho passed away on Friday afternoon, November 26, 2010 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls. Tom was born March 2, 1921 in Yamhill, Oregon the son of Thomas and Cora Mabel Gibson. He grew up and attended schools in Yamhill; graduating from Yamhill High School in 1939. Tom worked as a logger before he went to work in the Portland shipyards. Tom married Mary Perry on March 28, 1942 in Tigard, Oregon. Together they raised four children, Tom, John, Ann and Ron. Tom was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942; where he served his country proudly in Northern Africa and Italy. He was Honorably Discharged in 1945. Following his service in the Army he came to Idaho to work on the farm that his father, Thomas Gibson homesteaded in Hansen. Tom farmed and ranched in Hansen and Hagerman all of his life and took great pride in his crops and cattle. Tom and Mary retired and moved from Hansen into Bridgeview Retirement Estates, where they enjoyed all of their close friends. Tom was a member of the Kimberly Christian Church; a recipient of the Gooding County Grassman of the Year in 1964. Tom enjoyed being outdoors being a farmer and rancher. His love was his family and spending time with them; he enjoyed playing card games with his kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tom is survived by his four children, Tom E. (Jeanne) Gibson of Hansen; John (Irene) Gibson of Kimberly; Ann (Gary) Ledbetter of Kimberly and Ron (Diana) Gibson of Bremerton, Washington; his grandchildren, Lynnise (Jason) Thompson; Ondrea (Ryan) Kelso; Mike Gibson; Bob (Veronika) Gibson; Steve (Rena) Gibson; Heidi (Coren) Skinner; Andy Ledbetter; Connie (Kenny) Larsen; Misty (Bryan) Middlebrook and Jennifer (Jordan) Richardson; as well as 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mary in 2002. A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with Pastor Steelman Borden of the Kimberly Christian Church officiating. The family suggests memorials be given in Tom’s name to the Kimberly Christian Church or to a charity of your choice. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff or mailed to Reynolds Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1142, Twin Falls, ID 83303. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 30, 2010
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