John L. Gibson Our beloved passed away June 14, 2013 from compli-cations following abdominal surgery. John was born April 12, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio. After graduation from Central HS, he joined the Air Force and was at McChord AFB. During this time he met the love of his life, Barbara, and recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. They have 5 children; Karen (John), Paul (April), Marc, Mary, and Scott (Angie); 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. John retired from 1st Interstate Bank after 33 years and serving as manager at several branches. He was involved with the Parkland Business Club and St. John of the Woods Church Council. He worked over 20 years for the Puyallup Fair and was honored as a Super Host. Jazz Under the Stars at PLU (of which he was an alumni), traveling to Dixieland Jazz Festivals, dancing, reading, spending time with his family and his dog Willy, and especially his wife, Barbara, were his whole world. Preceding him to heaven were his father, mother, sister, 2 brothers, and 2 great-grandchildren. A private family service will be held. Share condolences online at www.edwardsmemorial.com. We'll miss you Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa!
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on June 23, 2013