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Jacqueline Wollan Gibbons

DENTON, TX - Jacqueline Wollan Gibbons, 73, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at her home in Denton, TX.

Jackie was born June 27, 1939, in St. Paul, MN to Laurin A. and Louise F. Wollan and grew up in Springfield. She graduated from Springfield High School followed by degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University.

Jackie's teaching career spanned early grades through college, including positions at Newton (MA) H.S., the Westlake School of Los Angeles, CA, the Selwyn School in Denton, TX, the University of Texas in Arlington and the University of North Texas in Denton.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Gibbons IV; sons, Henry Sanford Gibbons (Jennifer) of Halethorpe, MD and Jonathan Frederick Gibbons (Kelly) of Keller, TX; grandsons, Henry Gibbons V and Frederick Gibbons; brothers: Larry (Betsy) of Richmond, VA, Denny (Judy) of Los Angeles, CA, and Otis (Jane Mulder) of Colfax, CA; and sister, Penny Wollan-Kriel (Jack Kriel) of Springfield.

A gathering for family and friends will be held in Springfield at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Girl Scouts of Central IL or Lincoln Memorial Garden.



Published in The State Journal-Register on Apr. 7, 2013
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