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Information for Gail E. Schmitt Gibbens

20 January, 1926 11 July, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

14 July, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Gail Gibbens

    Gail E. Gibbens, 70, of Boise died Thursday, July 11, 1996, at home of cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 15, 1996, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2700 S. Kimball, Caldwell. Pastor David Hrachovina of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Boise, will officiate.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Gbbens was born January 20, 1926, at Chestnut, Illinois, the daughter of Julius and Clara Schmitt.  She came to Idaho with her family in 1936 where she attended Lake Lowell Grade School and worked in the fields and also for Crookham Seed Co., Swift & Co. and the Caxton Printers.  She married Donald (Vern) Gibbens, November 3, 1945.  To this union were born three daughters; Janice, Charlotte and Barbara.
    Mrs. Gibbens worked for the Caldwell School Lunch Program prior to moving to Weiser in 1966.  There she worked for Weiser Memorial Hospital and the Weiser School Lunch Program.  They moved to Boise in 1983 and she worked in the Food Service Dept. of Hewlett-Packard until her retirement in 1988.
    Mrs. Gibbens enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking, baking and visiting with family and friends.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Boise.
    Surviving are her husband, Vern; her daughters and sons in-law, Janice and Keith Easterday of Jordan Valley, Oregon, Charlotte and Dick Davis of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Barbara and Ray James of Rupert, Idaho; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Delbert and Arlene Schmitt of Caldwell and Ken and Maureen Schmitt of Ellensburg, Washington; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Doris and C.E. Frost of Caldwell and Maxine Winsor of Spring Valley, California; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Harold Schmitt and a niece.
    Mrs. Gibben's family requests that memorials be made to Life's Door Hospice, P.O. Box 5754, Boise, Idaho 83705, Good Shepherd Lutheran Home of the West, Idaho Auxiliary, c/o Grace Wegener, 3502 N. 19 00 E. Filer, ID 83328, or to the St. Alphonsus R.M.C. Cancer Treatment Center, 1055 N. Curtis, Boise, Idaho 83704.
    Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m.

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