(Oct. 7, 2006)
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at American Legion Post No. 26 in Powell for Garry Allen Gibbs, 55, who died Sept. 14 at his home in Houma, La.
Burial of cremains will be at Crown Hill Cemetery with military rites by the Veterans of Foreign Wars drill team of Powell. Dinner and celebration of his life will follow at the American Legion.
He was born Feb. 8, 1951, in Casper to Vernon and Ruth (Angen) Gibbs. He moved with his family to Powell when he was in the seventh grade.
In 1968, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea and then Vietnam until 1971. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star.
On Jan. 30, 1971, he married Nancy Enes. To this union were born two children: Heidi and Kacey Gibbs.
Garry remarried in 1984 to Jean Gunther and adopted her son, Christopher, into his family. He worked for many years in the oilfields as a driller, and while living in Jackson, he worked on the largest oil rig in the nation.
He was a past Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 26 in Powell and also a member of the VFW. His family will remember him as a true patriot who defended his country and its flag every day of his life.
He will also be remembered for his love of stock car racing. When he wasn’t driving, he was watching. He also loved the great outdoors of Wyoming. Hunting and fishing with family was a favorite passtime.
Gary was loved by many because of his love for life. He always had a smile or a joke and will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his daughter, Heidi (Mike) McIntosh of Powell; sons Kacey (Peri) Gibbs of Powell and Chris (Gina) Gibbs of Virginia; sisters Doni Gibbs and Cheryl Gibbs, both of Billings, Mont.; four granddaughters and three grandsons.