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Elizabeth Gibson

ELIZABETH 'BETTY' GIBSON, 68 LOVES PARK - Elizabeth "Betty" Gibson, 68, of Loves Park died peacefully at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Born May 23, 1944, in Deadwood, S.D., to Gerald and Ida Mae Gibson. She attended Chamberlain High School and graduated from South Dakota State. Betty received her certificate in laboratory medicine at OSF Saint Anthony School of Medical Technology and was a certified blood bank specialist (SBB). She worked as the blood bank supervisor at OSF Saint Anthony before becoming the executive director of the Rock River Valley Blood Center until her retirement six years ago. She went on to work as a blood bank software consultant for four years. As a member of Christ United Methodist Church, she had an active role in leadership and volunteered for numerous mission programs. Betty was the former treasurer of Grace and Court Street United Methodist Church. She was also a dedicated CASA volunteer. Betty enjoyed traveling, reading and knitting. Her main passion was loving and caring for her family and extended family. Survivors include lifelong friend, Carol Fleming; aunt, Audrey Euneau; sister, Jean Edwards-Kimura (Issac); nephew, Joel Edwards; nephew, Reed Gibson; niece, TyLynn Gibson-Wenzel; brother, Bill Gibson, nephew, George Hawxhurst; niece, Cindy Hawxhurst; and "grandbabies," Jessica and Logan Hawxhurst. Betty is predeceased by parents; and brother, George Gibson. Services to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Christ United Methodist Church at Alpine and Highcrest Roads. Memorial contributions are welcome at Christ United Methodist and Court Street United Methodist Churches. Her family would like to thank Dr. Welford and his staff, OSF Saint Anthony Oncology Center and OSF Homecare Services. Extend condolences at: www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2012
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