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Garrett Brewer Gibson, a sixth generation Californian, and fifth generation San Francisco native, was born July 9, 1944 in San Francisco, to Charles D. Gibson and Muriel (Brewer) Gibson. He came to Chico as a young boy with his parents when his father took up the management of the Brewer Ranch near Nelson at the request of his maternal grandfather, George W. Brewer, General Manager of the Rice Growers Association of California. Gary attended Hooker Oak Elementary School and Chico High School and from there went to the University of California, Davis. He married first, Claudia Robeson with whom he had a daughter, Frances Ann Gibson, and secondly, Barbara Carpenter of Concord with whom he had a second daughter, Cherisse Elaine (Gibson) Tenney. Gary was long active in the rice industry with Brewer-Gibson Ranches, as well as the Sierra Cattle Company with managed cattle ranches in California and Oregon. He was an active sportsman until his health declined and excelled at water skiing, snow skiing, fishing, hunting, as well as being an avid tennis and racket ball player. He was a great ranconteur with a very original sense of humor and will be greatly missed by his many friends, including Marilyn de Polo with whom he shared many travels to Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Garrett Gibson, who died August 28, 2011, after a difficult and courageous battle with cancer, is survived by his two daughters, Frances and Cherisse, and a son-in-law, Rodney Tenney, as well as three grandsons, all of Chico, and a brother, Charles Scott Gibson of San Francisco.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 635 Marshall Ct. in Chico.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brusie Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online at www.BrusieFH.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, 2011
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