Daniel W. Gibbs
FUNERAL HOME
The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options
417 E. Rodeo Road
Santa Fe, NM
DANIEL W. GIBBS Daniel W. Gibbs, Jr., 93, of Santa Fe, New Mexico passed away suddenly on November 29, 2014. Two days earlier he celebrated a joyous Thanksgiving in good health and spirits surrounded by his loving family and friends. Daniel was born on July 26, 1921 in Waltham, Massachusetts. He attended school in the Waltham Public Schools, graduating from Waltham High School in 1939. He matriculated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine with his work there being interrupted by three and a half years of service in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He is remembered and beloved for his long career in education, as a teacher of social studies in Massachusetts and in many administrative positions, including several principalships and his election as Superintendent of Schools in Williamstown. He later paused his public school service for several years when he was appointed Director of the Anglo-American School in Moscow, U.S.S.R. Daniel married the love of his life, Louise Gifford on November 17, 1943 in Greensboro, North Carolina. They were constant companions for 71 years. He and Louise loved to travel, and he proudly displayed his beautiful photo collections from trips to Europe, Greece, Hong Kong, the U.S.S.R. and Asia. He is lovingly remembered for his warm, caring nature, outgoing and charismatic personality and as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by three children: Thomas Gibbs (and wife Mary) of Decatur, Georgia, Linda Gutterman (and husband Alvin) of Arlington, Virginia, Deborah Gibbs-Brooks (and husband David) of Santa Fe, NM and five grandchildren: Rebecca Gutterman (and husband Donald) of Seattle, Washington, Samuel Gutterman of Oakland, CA, Daniel Brooks of Albuquerque, NM, Jeffrey Brooks of Austin, TX, and Elizabeth Brooks of Austin, TX. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Patricia Russell of Franklin, NC and a brother, Timothy Gibbs, of York, Pennsylvania. Services will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at Kingston Residence in Santa Fe. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com


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In looking back over the years with the HPS- I remember Dan & Louise. I am truly proud of working with them on various projects and new ideas in education.
I also remember our trip to Rome in 1973 and the wonderful places we all visited. His presentations of the years they spent in Russia we extremely interesting and the students were on the edge of their seats
Dan always had an energy that seem to never end. He was a good friend and may he rest in peace.
Albert Kimball
Friend
November 26, 2019
Dear Aunt Louise,
So sad to have found out that Uncle Danny has passed. I have very fond memories of both of you, Linda, Tom, & Debbie in Hingham and at Grammy & Grampy's in Assonet.
Much love to you.
Elizabeth
October 4, 2015
Louise & Family- I just heard that Dan had passed away and wanted to send my deepest sympathy to you all. Dan was a mentor to me and I will always remember the many projects we worked during his time in Hingham.
Sincerely,
Kim Kimball
June 2, 2015
Dear Louise,
I was so sorry to learn of Dan's death, and of course remembered little nuggets of past teaching in Hingham with both of you. I hope you are well and pray that your happy memories will sustain you at this time.
Mary Alice Harrington
Mary Alice Harrington
December 10, 2014
Dan was an inspiration to all of us on how to live life and enjoy and cherish life. Thank you Dan!
Debby Everett
December 2, 2014
Oh, Uncle Dan, we miss you already. My family and I will
always be thankful for your never-ending kindness, love of
others, and love of life. I will
cherish visits to your home in
Hingham MA where you shared
your experiences in Russia.
More recently, I have fond
memories of visiting with you
and Aunt Louise with my
daughters Kylie and Rebecca in
N. Myrtle Beach where you and Louise were kind enough to show us that decades old videotape "The Accident".
Uncle Dan, you are missed already and I will keep your wife and family in my prayers. Thank you for everything.
Andy Gibbs
December 2, 2014
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