Carolyn Gould Gibson
August 4, 1937 ~ October 10, 2013
Visitation: Sunday, October 13 at the West Weber Church, 4100 W. 900 S. from 7 to 9, and then again at the church on Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 am
Funeral services: Monday, October 14 at 11:00 am
Interment: West Weber Cemetery
WEST WEBER - Carolynn Gould Gibson left this existence Thursday, October 10, 2013, having been called at this time to be finished with her life here on earth—for the best is yet to come! She is ready to meet with loved ones who have passed on before and to express her appreciation for their kindness.
She was born August 4, 1937 in Moody Creek, near Sugar City, Idaho, the first child of Chester and Nathalia Heinze Gould. Her siblings are Dawna Marie Werno, Nettie Arlene Mitchell, and Dennis Chester Gould.
Carolynn’s father found work on the railroad, which brought them to Ogden, eventually settling in Roy. She was a beautiful and talented young lady who became Miss Roy 1954.
She was constantly seeking for the spirit of the Lord. From the time she walked to church by herself across town at 7 years old, her determination to do right led to a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sunday School and Seminary were “delicious” to her and she never stopped learning.
Carolynn loved oral interpretation and music. We have wonderful memories of her story telling and readings given with enthusiasm.
At Weber High she met her handsome farm-boy and sweetheart, Wayne Gibson. They married after graduation on June 15, 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple and the city girl moved to the farm. For 58 years and 4 months they have had the blessing of building an eternal family.
Her passions were making her house a home, and teaching the gospel in many capacities. She was civic minded, serving in the Republican Party, the PTA, the Farm Bureau, and as a member of the board of directors on the Weber Fire District. Her main focus was raising six children, and teaching all what a true testimony is. She practiced what she taught!
She is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughters, Melanie (Roy) Wilcox, D’niece (Kevin) Davis, Lynnette (Alan) Thurber, Evonne (Bill) Howard, and her sons, Kerry (Katrina) Gibson, and Ron (Andrea) Gibson. She has 29 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren who call her Grami and Great-Grami!
She is preceded in death by two grandsons, Jerry Wayne Davis and Brandon G. Thurber.
Friends may call on Sunday, October 13 at the West Weber Church, 4100 W. 900 S. from 7 to 9, and then again at the church on Monday morning from 9:30-10:30am. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 14 at 11:00am. Interment will follow in the West Weber Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Gillies Funeral Chapel, 435-723-5236.
So sorry for your loss. The Gibson family is in our thoughts & prayers.
Rick, Barbara & family
We are sorry for the passing of your mother. Our thoughts are with your family.
Carolyn and John Russell
Gibson Family, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Kevin and Tina Bailey
We are so sorry for your loss. Carolynn was the 2nd person to personally welcome us to West Weber when we moved there 21 years ago. We have enjoyed knowing her since we have been here. Sincerely,
It is hard to believe that so much time has passed since we had great visits -- some in your barn. For me there are so many special memories of you and Carolynn. Carolynn in her beautiful way nudged us to do good things. You, Wayne, were always so kind and sensitive and especially great to talk with. Way back then who would have ever thought about death; and yet as life moves on, death occurs. How grateful we are for the Savior's gift of a resurrection. I have the strongest feeling, Wayne, that if I can live a good life, the time will come when I will see you and Carolynn together again; and wouldn't it be great if we could work together to improve the lives of those around us. Please know that my memories of you and Carolynn are sweet and tender and positive. May the Lord bless you during these challenging times with faith, patience and testimony.
Sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our thoughts.
Staff of North View
Wayne, Kerry, Ron and family,
Our families thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Dear Gibson Family,
I offer you my love and sincere condolences in the passing of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. I grew to appreciate and admire her greatly for her faith and her strength in being faithful at all times. Her testimony is an inspiration to me, and I am thankful for the things I have learned from her. Alan and I were out of town visiting Roger and Lael at the time of her funeral. Please forgive us for our absence and know that you are in our hearts and our prayers. Sincerely,