Information for Don LeRoy Gibbs
1 June, 1935 – 24 October, 1984
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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
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
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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