October 6, 1926 - June 18, 2014 Irene Gilbert Gibson of Sherman Oaks was born in Long Beach, the daughter of Dr Roy Gilbert (Los Angeles Health Officer) and Dr Nona Wyatt Gilbert. Irene attended Van Nuys High School and the Westlake School for Girls. She graduated from Stanford University, and received a Master of Science degree from Yale University and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. She did research for the American Public Health Association. She worked as a professional Health Educator in the fields of HIV, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and Maternal and Child Health. She worked for Los Angeles and Merced Counties, and as a private consultant to several Counties in Central and Southern California and private physicians in perinatal care programs for low income women. Irene lectured as adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Public Health. She served on the Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury. She is survived by her husband Harald Gibson, her son Robin Hiscock of Silver Spring, Maryland, daughter Susan Hiscock of Sherman Oaks, granddaughter Meghan Hiscock of Silver Spring, MD and five stepchildren, eleven step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren. A Memorial Service for Irene will be held at the Church of the Angels in Pasadena on August 2.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 8 to July 9, 2014