Lee Douglas Gibby
1938 - 2020
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Lee Douglas Gibby
March 11, 1938 - Dec. 21, 2020
Lee Douglas Gibby died Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 with family at his side.
Lee was born in Ogden, Utah and spent his childhood and adolescent years in Moses Lake, Wash., and the Silverton Hills of Oregon. He attended Oregon State University and was an Army veteran, spending time in the service in Berlin, Germany.
In 1963 he married Eleanor Flores and together they raised their family in Portland, Ore., and later moved to Camas, Wash. Lee and Eleanor were married for 57 years. Lee was extremely passionate about his family, his grandchildren, and his friends and customers that he met during his 40+ year career selling heavy equipment. He was a generous man, always willing to help others, and had a special gift for connecting with people, both loved ones and strangers. He loved hearing what he called "success stories" and elements of positivity in life. He was a master of finding creative, on-the-spot fixes to problems and loved spending time taking care of the landscape and garden he created for his family at their home in Camas, Wash. He loved telling corny jokes, singing along to music that had spoken to him throughout his life, and was a die-hard fan of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly."
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor L. Gibby, of Portland; sister, Sharon Poppleton; daughters, Alisa Lafontaine, Krista (Phil) Wuest, and Meagan (Adam) Neff; son, Joel Gibby; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Jennie Pope Gibby; sister, Frances Millington; and sister, Jean Miller.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service for Lee will be postponed until mid-2021 in hopes that we can gather safely to celebrate his life and share memories and stories with one another.
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Published in The Oregonian from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 12, 2021
My uncle Lee was a big part of our childhood. He was such a nice man. He had a very distinct laugh that was contagious. Uncle Lee was very easy to talk to and was great at telling stories. My family will miss him dearly.
Carmen Glaspey
Family
January 11, 2021
I will miss Lee. He was truly a great person whom I always enjoyed visiting with. I know the world is a better place for the time we were blessed with his presence.
Karry Rogers
Friend
January 11, 2021
Lee was a great neighbor and friend. His humor and wit will always be remembered. We so enjoyed meeting and being included with his family at special events and sharing experiences and stories. Rest In Peace our dear friend. Love and condolences to Ellie and entire family.
Love,
Joe and Nancy
Joe and Nancy
Friend
January 11, 2021
Thank you for posting the fine obit on Lee. He was a good human being and one of the good guys. May all take strength from what he has taught, your faith & belief knowing great rejoicing announced him into the presence of Lee's Heavenly Father & loved ones.
Larry Millington
Family
January 10, 2021
Eleanor & Family,
Sending love to you on Lee`s passing.
Your Friends... (Nick) & Jeanne

nicholsjeanne@outlook.com
Jeanne Nichols
Friend
January 10, 2021
Lee was a genuine friend.
Always had time to chat and share his funny stories.
A true gentleman.
Godspeed Lee!
Mark Parsons
Coworker
January 10, 2021
Lee will be missed,I always enjoyed his phone calls
Great guy with a good heart
RIP Lee.
Rick Semke
Rick Semke
Coworker
January 9, 2021
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