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JAMES BROOK GIBFORD, 89, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at his residence at Integrated Care Communities in Moreno Valley, California. Born in San Bernardino, California, James lived in many places during his life, including West Covina, San Bernardino, Victorville, Apple Valley, Redlands, Running Springs, Murrieta, and San Jacinto. James served in the United States Navy for two years as Seaman First Class. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music Education at Northern Arizona University. James was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Patricia Allen Gibford, and his parents, Eugene Brook Gibford and Viola Mae Dorland. He is survived by his daughter, Leslie Carol Escoto; son, Jeffrey Brook Gibford; sister, Betty Jean Schlangen; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. James' life will be celebrated at a graveside service with military honors on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to (www.alz.org) and/or Inland Valley Hospice (www.inlandvalleyhospice.com) are gratefully appreciated.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 23, 2016
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