Information for Don LeRoy Gibbs

1 June, 1935 24 October, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Don Gibbs

    Services for Don LeRoy Gibbs, 49, of Nampa, who died Wednesday, Oct. 24, in his home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Alsip Funeral Chapel Nampa.
    Bishop Roger Kotter of the Nampa Eighth Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate.  Interment with military graveside rites will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Mr. Gibbs was born June 1, 1935, in Soda Springs, to Warren and Delfa Gibbs. At a young age he moved to McCammon with his family where he was reared and attended schools. After his schooling he worked at F.M.C. in Pocatello.
    On June 1, 1954 he entered the U.S. Air Force. He had been a bomb navigation instructor for several years.  While in the Air Force he was stationed in several cites in the United States.
    He married Rosemaria Knutson on April 1, 1971, in Rapid City, S.D.  They lived in South Dakota for seven years and then moved to North Dakota.  He retired from the Air Force after 23 years on July 1, 1977, as a technical sergeant and was assigned to Retired Reserve.
    They came to Nampa that same year where they had since made their home.  Mr. Gibbs had been a sales representative for Fiberglass Systems in Boise, the Peregrine Industries in Nampa and was currently with the D. and B. Disposal Systems.
    He was a member of the L.D.S. Church and was a coach for the Nampa Y.B.A. basketball and Little League Baseball.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; five sons, Ronald Knutson, Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, Calif., Shawn Gibbs, Denver, Colo., Russell Knutson, Randall Knutson and Rick Gibbs all of Nampa; three daughters, Lonnie Metzger, Nancy Priehe and Robin Gibbs, all of Denver; one brother, Robert Gibbs, San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Lyril Pisano, Pocatello and Alice Amini, Salt Lake City, Utah; his mother, Mrs. Delfa F. Gibbs, Pocatello; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his father and one son.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel until 9 tonight and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.




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