Louise A. Gibbs, 76, passed away April 20th, 2014 of congestive heart failure at Lutheran Exempla Hospital, Wheatridge, CO. Louise had a full life. She was born in Sharon Springs, KS, on March 22nd, 1938 and lived in Goodland until she was 3 or 4. Due to the famous dust storms in Kansas at that time, her family moved to Portland, OR. Shortly thereafter, her family bought a ranch in Redland, OR, and Louise eventually attended Estacada, OR, High School. She graduated in 1956, attended modeling school and then enlisted in the Air Force. There she met her husband, Doug Gibbs, and they married October 23, 1958. Louise was honorably discharged from the USAF ad became a fulltime homemaker. She was a wonderful homemaker and became an expert cook. She was a warm, caring, loving person of high integrity and loyalty who was a true patriot who loved her country. She traveled extensively with Doug to include Germany, Iran, free Western Europe and many USAF bases in the U.S. She also traveled a lot in the U.S. on various vacations to include Alaska, Hawaii and many National Parks. She was very active in various Air Force Office Wives Clubs, charities and volunteer activities. She was preceded in death by her father Earl Phillips, Mother Josie Phillips, brothers Cleve, Earl and Steve, and her sister Cecil Leddy. She is survived by Doug Gibbs, her husband, Laura Munoz her daughter, Jason Munoz grandson, Liana Perrault niece, CMSgt. Mike Phillips nephew, Gary Gibbs brother-in-law and several other more distant relatives. Private memorial services will be held by the family.
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Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from May 22 to June 21, 2014