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Gregory Scott Gribble Rodebaugh

1962 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Gregory Scott Gribble Rodebaugh Obituary
Rodebaugh, Gregory Scott Gribble
1962 - 2017
Gregory Scott Gribble Rodebaugh, age 55, passed away peacefully, December 7, 2017, following a long history of TBI from 1982 auto accident and Cancer Illness from 2006. He final blessings were given in the surround of his mother, his uncle, his long-term companion, his medical team, and many friends he made while at the beautiful Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. Gregory is survived by his parent, Dr. Helen Gribble Rodebaugh, Upper Arlington, Ohio, his uncles and aunts: Rev. Scott (Joan) Kleysteuber Davis, Westlake, CA.; Major Jim (Sheila) Kraus Davis, Colorado Spring, CO.; and Mary Ellen Davis, Garden City KS; John (Jennifer) Gribble & Arn ice (Charles) Gribble Davis, Lakin KS. Cousins and their children, Floyd and Bonnie James Loughrige, Mark and Kathy Loughrige, Larned, KS; Brett (Paula) Davis, Colorado Spring, CO.; Kayleigh and Zack Davis, Pala Alto, CA;) Monica (Jeff) Davis Bjork, Michael (Rachael) Davis, Marci (Scott) Davis Spruill, Thousand Oaks CA; James Davis, Deb Davis Horner, Skysha Davis
Kraft, DaJon Davis Perez, Lakin, KS; Angela Gribble Stone, Garden City, KS; Leah Gribble Young, Jill Gribble Griffin, Wichita, KS; Lifelong family friends Teddy and Pam Hutchins Crist, Garden City, KS; Mick and Darlene Couch Gibson, Wichita, KS; El Dora Kleysteuber, Dean(Jeannie) Kleysteuber, Dick and Jean Kleysteuber Strandmark, Garden City, KS; Richard and Phyllis Lofland Osheim. Close friends and mentees, Nick Peters, Scott Saeger, Jeff DeRoberts, Chris McGovern, Pat Torrance, Upper Arlington, OH; Scott and Nancy Millar, Delaware, OH; Connie Butler, Upper Arlington, OH Tracy Lehr, Orange County, CA; Roy Wade, Garden City, KS; long term friend and companion, Deborah Ward, Dublin, Ohio and friends, mentees and long-term associates, Seth Millar, Linfield, PA; Michael Smith, Huston, TX. Long term medical care through Dr. Inver Ozer OSU teams, and Ohio Health's Neurological and Hospice Teams. Gregory was preceded in death by his only son, David Preston Rodebaugh, his father David Arnold Gribble; his adoptive father, Donald Rodebaugh, step mother Mary Morgan Gribble; beloved grandparents, Edward and Ellene James Davis, and Arnold and Twila White Gribble, Garden City, Kansas. Best friends from birth, Leo Kleysteuber, Ted and Barbara Park Crist, Garden City, KS; Toni Crist Patton, Scott City, KS.. Gregory was born at St. Catherine's Hospital, March 5, 1962 and with parents and grandparents received the sacrament of baptism at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City, KS. He received his public pre-school and elementary education through gifted programs within FHKSU and Hays and Hutchinson KS school districts. He attended private elementary educational and mentoring programs through, First Methodist Christian School,Central Kansas Performing Arts, (Marie Schools). His early arts and technical science exposure and guidance was with renowned professionals: Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist, Scott Davis, Westlake CA; Stone Sculptor, Pete Felton, Bronze, and Acrylic Sculptor, James Hinkhouse, and, Submarine Machinist, Jim O'Shant in Hays, KS. His public secondary college prep curricula were provided within the high schools of Ashdown, ARK and Upper Arlington, OH. With private secondary programs provided at the Trinity School in Hutchinson, KS, and the Idaho Academy of the Rockies. Gregg's college hours centered in Sculpture studies with master faculty member, Professor L. Herndon, at Columbus College of Art and Design and others at Ohio State University. He generated an anthology of original artworks known as the Tregelus Collection founded in the mid 80's, expanding after the birth of his and Nancy Millar's only son, David Preston Rodebaugh. Gregg's Tregelus Collection was relative to his family arts lineage, dating back to his great grandparent's arts and exhibitions originating out of Cornwall, England in the late 1800's. His multimedia creations were known for whimsy, with historical consequence, often including antiquities in found art objects reminiscent of Nevelson's 1920-1988 works. Gregg enjoyed his many family members and friendships formed throughout his travels and residences in his home states of Kansas and Ohio. He loved nature with wild life, spending treasured hours in the country with his family and friends, his quarter horses, Austie shepherds, and life's beauty of sunrise and sun sets on the plains. He thoroughly enjoyed a wide range of art and music, whether performing, platforming or back staging concerts from blue grass to heavy metal. His enthusiasm, with a 'signature smile' was known to light a room, whenever and where ever he entered. Parenting his only son, David from birth, was the delight and keystone of his life. Gregg and David formed a resilient team, participating in very special father/son communicating and presence. They persistently engaged in formal and informal educational pursuits, caring for people, making meals together and creating and constructing art while continually studying aesthetic, technical and mechanical accomplishments. Together they attended festivals and shows, exhibiting their works throughout the Midwest and east coast, while always finding a way to segment time for Frisbee at the park, fishing at the lake, sledding, skiing and snowboarding the slopes, but most of all, cooking in the kitchen, savoring long talks and sitting by the fire. Facilitating his son's completion of his academics, his love for biking and snowboarding, and his cycling mechanic success was a natural. Highly rewarded for design engineering cycle customizations, event organization and platform productions, David was humble but pleased to share with his dad, his life as an athlete, bicyclist, holding regional and national titles find publication, not unlike his dad, whose works were also recognized, as a collaborator in Children's' Hospital's therapeutic lobby art, featuring whimsey and hope, featured on the pages of the Architectural Digest. Gregg conceived, developed and exhibited multi-media art through sculptures in wood, steel, stone, clay, bronze and cement castings. His mentoring developing artists was highly regarded. He demonstrated an inclusive humanity, attentive and interested style of conscientious communication, always articulate, generously sharing his knowledge, technologies, and resources with others, not unlike his high value for 'living on' through organ donation' when possible as exemplified in life giving efforts instituted by his son. Gregg and his son were genuinely respected and loved by many acquaintances, friends and families whom they deeply loved throughout their brief lives in Kansas, Ohio, and New York. Celebrations of Gregg's life, and those of his son and father, will be held in Upper Arlington, Ohio with final interment in Garden City, Kansas through the First Methodist Church, Sunset Memorial Gardens. Rev. Scott E. Davis and Major James B. Davis will administer and officiate Gregg's multiple services in Ohio and Kansas. Ohio visitation will be Friday, December 15, 6- 8:30, Services Saturday December 16, 2017 11:00 at the Schoedinger's Chapel. Kansas memorial services will be announced by SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, Upper Arlington, Ohio. Memorial contributions of choice may be made in Gregg's name for Arts Development, Neurological R&D, Cancer Cure, Kobacker Hospice, and Christian/Jewish Education/Pastoral Care. Visit www .schoedinger.com to send condolences to the family.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 11, 2017
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