Lola Gibbens (1923 - 2015)

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Lola E. Gibbens
April 10, 1923 - October 16, 2015
Lola E. Gibbens, 92 of Caldwell, died Friday, Oct.16 at Karcher Estates in Nampa of natural causes. The family will receive friends at a visitation at Dakan Funeral Chapel, 504 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. at Pioneer Cemetery in Horseshoe Bend on Saturday, Oct. 24. Condolences may be shared with the family at
Lola was born April 10, 1923, in Boise, the daughter of Bertha and Orien Hawkins. Lola was raised in Eagle and graduated from Eagle High School in 1941. She married Clifford Gibbens July 1, 1941, in Lewiston. They made their home in Eagle for a year before moving to Puyallup, Wash. where Clifford worked in the Tacoma shipyards as a welder during the war. They moved to Gardena in 1943 and began ranching. Later they moved to Eagle where they ranched in the Dry Creek area before moving to Nampa in 1970. They moved to Caldwell in 1991 where Lola resided until August of this year when she moved into Karcher Estates. Lola was baptized in the Caldwell United Methodist Church in 2005.
Lola was a 4-H leader, a member of the Eagle Riding Club, active in the Ladies Elks of Nampa and in the Ladies Club of Meridian. She also worked as a seamstress at Eagle Dry Cleaners, in the lab at Mount Empire Dairyman Association in Meridian for 10 years and was a Home Interiors hostess for a number of years. She loved crafts of all kinds, especially knitting and sewing. Many friends and family members were the lucky recipients of one her knitted afghans. She was renowned for her family meals, especially her pie baking, and nothing gave her more pleasure than to be surrounded by family. Over the years Lola and Clifford enjoyed traveling together to Europe, Australia and New Zealand and through much of the U.S. They spent many hours boating at Dworshak Reservoir in North Idaho and traveling in their camper as members of the Good Sam Club. They loved to dance and were members of a square dance club for many years.
Survivors include daughters Marla Gibbens of Caldwell, DeAnn and Gary Wood of Weston, Oregon; and son Merle and Lois Gibbens of Ephrata, Wash. Grandchildren include Vicky (Joe) Cole of Kennewick; Roy Wood of Umatilla, Oregon; Nathan (Tamara) Kennedy-Gibbens of Spokane; Justin Gibbens (Renee Adams) of Thorp, Wash.; Jacob Gibbens and Micah Gibbens (Paige Lamb) all of Seattle. Lola had seven great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. She also is survived by her brother Neal (Grace) Hawkins of Horseshoe Bend, and sister-in-law June Jeffers and brother-in-law Dee Gibbens, both of Boise and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lola was preceded in death by her husband Clifford and her brother Charles Hawkins of Horseshoe Bend.
Memorial contributions may be made to a or to Journeys Hospice of Nampa.

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Caldwell, ID 83605
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Oct. 20, 2015