Jody Gibbons (1967 - 2018)

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Jody "Joe" Christopher Gibbons, 51, passed away from colon cancer on Jan. 13, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born in Albany, Ga., finally settling in Alaska in 1974.
Joe started with the State of Alaska Department of Transportation as a college intern and became the Equipment and Technology Technician before finally becoming the Highway Data Manager. He received his bachelor's degree in math.
He loved playing the piano, singing, music, travel, board games and puzzles, camping, rock climbing, computers, chess, babysitting his nieces and nephews, Halloween, Christmas, Archie, Snoopy and cats.
As a little boy, Joe was playful, sneaky and mischievous. These traits followed him into adulthood and were great tools for babysitting nieces and nephews. He planned elaborate treasure hunts and games for them with great glee. Joe loved to travel and explored the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu and London, as well as many other destinations. He met Dominic in London and the two wed on May 1, 2015. Dom lovingly cared for Joe throughout his terrible illness. He was an amazing, warm, loving person, full of wisdom, and had a great sense of humor. He was always willing to help out anytime with advice or support. Joe loved his family and friends and we are proud and thankful to have been his.
A public visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street in Anchorage. A service will follow the visitation, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Jody will be laid to rest at the Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery at 1 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at The Moose Lodge, 4211 Arctic Boulevard, from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Donations can be made to Alaska SPCA, in lieu of flowers.
Joe is survived by his spouse, Dominic Bryan; sister, Deanna Gibbons; brothers, Randy Gibbons and Tony Gibbons; sisters-in-law, Rhia Gibbons and Caterina Ielapi; nieces, Erin Price and Michele Price; and nephews, William Price and Zachary Gibbons.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William Gibbons and C. Elizabeth Gibbons; brother, Michael Gibbons; and grandparents, Paul and Emma Dickson.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 21, 2018