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GIBSON, Gladys Anderson
Gladys Anderson Gibson passed away on March 21, 2014 in Pasadena, California. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 19, 1913. Her parents were Erland Anderson and
Elizabeth Ericson Anderson who emigrated from Sweden to the United States around the turn of the century. She had seven brothers and sisters.
After graduating from high school in Chicago, Gladys went to work as a stenographer for Sinclair Refining Company. She continued in that job until she enlisted in the WAVES in 1943. She served as a courtroom stenographer in San Diego, California, and received her Honorable Discharge from the United States Naval Reserve on November 5, 1945. Her rank was Yeoman First Class.
Gladys returned to Chicago after the war and worked as a secretary for several years. She moved to Ohio for several years and then moved to Denver in 1963 where she worked with an accounting firm. On May 21, 1966 Gladys married Allen Baker Gibson. They remained in Denver until 1969 when they moved to Pasadena, California.
When Allen Gibson retired from Mobil Oil Company in 1976, he and Gladys travelled extensively throughout the globe. They were among the first Americans to visit China as tourists after the Communist take-over, and travelled there with a group that square danced at the Beijing airport. They shared interests in golfing, square dancing and fishing. Gladys remained an active golfer until she was the age of 95 years. They were avid bridge players and had a large and affectionate circle of friends who shared their passion for the game.
Gladys was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters and her husband, Allen Gibson. She is survived by Jerry & Stacey Gibson and John & Barbara Gibson, their children and grand-children, as well as Ellen Jimerson and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private service.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Mar. 25, 2014
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