BARBARA GIEBINK

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BARBARA S. GIEBINK Barbara "Scottie" Giebink died Monday, October 29, 2012 in Bozeman, Montana. She was born October 24, 1921 in Perry, Iowa to Ethel and Alph O. Scott. An accomplished pianist, at age 18 she was guest piano soloist with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dimitri Mitropoulos. She majored in music at the University of Minnesota prior to marrying Gilbert G. "Gil" Giebink in 1941. After raising their children in Edina, Minnesota she returned to the U of M and completed her BA in Music in 1963, followed by a Masters Degree in American Studies in 1969. In 1970, Scottie and Gil moved to Bozeman, Montana and joined the faculty of Montana State University. There, she was co- founder and director of Focus on Women and director of the Center for Older Student Services. In 1980, Scottie established Focus International Tours and conducted study- travel tours to Russia, Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia, Europe and others. She published her book, "Travelwise: Tips for International Travel", in 1996. Following the death of her husband Gilbert in 1981, Scottie spent winters in Vero Beach, Florida and summers in Bozeman with Roger Wheelwright. In addition to Gil, she was preceded in death by her son Dr. G. Scott Giebink of Minneapolis. She is survived by her children Nancy Giebink of Nordland, WA; Thomas Giebink of Austin, TX; David Giebink of Great Falls, VA; John Giebink of So. Burlington, VT; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and her companion of 30 years, Roger Wheelwright, of Vero Beach, FL. www.dahlcares.com Paid Obituary

Published in the TC Palm on Nov. 11, 2012
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