(Oct. 11, 2003)
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at St. Barbara's Catholic Church for George David Gibson, 76, who died Saturday morning, Oct. 11 at the Powell Valley Care Center. "Uncle Dave," as he was known to those familiar with him, died from injuries sustained in a fall on the ice last February.
He was born in Casper on Aug. 1, 1927, to George L. and Leta Hall Gibson. He moved to Powell at the age of 3 and was educated in the Powell schools, graduating from Powell High School with the Class of 1945.
He served in the U.S. Navy, and upon his discharge, he attended the University of Wyoming where he graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering.
He worked most of his life for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., or its subsidiary, Williston Basin Pipeline , living in Worland and Glendive, Mont. He retired in 1988 and moved back to Powell where he spent his last years enjoying friends and family.
He was a life member of the Elks Lodge and American Legion.
Survivors include his sister, Mary K. Scott and her husband, Melvin, of Powell; his brothers, Greg Gibson of Kalispell, Mont., and Rodney Gibson of Sheridan; and many nieces and nephews, of whom he was very proud.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place.
Memorial Christian Wake Services will be held tonight (Tuesday), Oct. 14 at 6:15 p.m. at St. Barbara's Church. Father Pete Johnson will officiate at the Wednesday Memorial Mass at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with the Powell Veterans Honor Guard providing military honors.
For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorials to a charity of choice.
Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.