Kay (Brown) Gibbs (1938 - 2017)

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Kay Gibbs, a longtime resident of the Mount Vernon Country Club community, died peacefully in her home on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
She is survived by her husband, Don Gibbs; her brother, Peter Brown; her daughter, Julie Seracuse; her son, Joe Seracuse and his wife Peggy; her five grandchildren, Ryan and Collin Scott and Andy, Allie and Emily Seracuse; and her great-granddaughter, Ryan's daughter, Dolly.
Kay was born in Northbrook, Ill., to Orpha and Peter Brown on May 3, 1938. She was a tomboy and proudly bragged to her grandkids about being able to do a backflip on ice skates. While in high school, her family vacationed in Colorado, where Kay was amazed by the beauty of this state and became determined to make it her home.
After graduation, she enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Colorado has been home ever since. In 1965 she moved her family to Mount Vernon, where she raised her children and developed a close group of lifelong friends.
She often cajoled her friends to join her on hiking, skiing and even horseback riding outings as part of "The Lookout Mountain Day Camp for Girls." After raising her children, Kay pursued a career in real estate.
Thirty years ago, she married the love her life, Don Gibbs, and they moved to Europe, where they lived for five years. While there, they hiked, skied and cycled through many countries, and made many new friends. After moving back from Europe, she and Don settled back into life at Mount Vernon, where they shared a love of the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Kay is remembered for her adventurous spirit. She was a loving wife, a loyal friend, and a passionate mother and grandmother. She was a person who always had great ideas that she made come to life with her infectious spirit and her sense of fun, and she always gathered those around her to be part of it.
In lieu of flowers, Don requests that donations be made to the Seniors Resource Center, 5120 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO 80439.
Published in Canyon Courier on Sept. 27, 2017