In Memory

Micheal Gibson - Class Of 1967

Born 3-25-1949
Died 3-13-2007

Michael Duane Gibson, of Phoenix, AZ was born March 25, 1949 and has departed us at St. Lukes Hospital early in the morning of March 13, 2007. Michael's spirit will live on through his devoted wife of 22 years Lori and his loving daughter Emily. Survived by dedicated mother, Opal and brother Mark of San Leandro, CA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leonard and Maralyn Thompson of Vancouver, WA, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Marc and Jo Thompson of Roseburg, OR. In addition, the memories will survive by many cousins, uncles, aunts, and nieces throughout the country. Michael was never more content when watching his daughter blossom before his eyes with the special relationship that only the two of them shared. The devotion and love to his wife and daughter were always apparent with the measures that Michael illustrated to everyone that came in contact with him. Michael was full of aspiration and perseverance which he illustrated with others through being a lifelong photographer. In addition he had an unconditional love for the theater, traveling, poker with friends, and helping others to accomplish their full potential. He worked as both volunteer and staff with the American Red Cross and later at Charles Schwab. Full of life and an unquenchable curiosity, he will be missed and always in that special place in our heart. Memorial services in Phoenix will be on March 26, at 1:00 P.M. at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 West Bethany Home Road. Services in San Leandro on April 3, at 11:00 A.M. at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 16248 Carolyn Street, above the 580 freeway.
Published in The Arizona Republic on 3/25/2007.

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03/22/10 10:44 PM #1    

Kathleen Forbes (Deremiah) (1967)

I remember Mike from kindergarten through high school. We were able to reconnect (I think through this web site) about a year before he died. Our communications were brief, but I specifically remember him being very happy with his life and devoted to his wife and daughter. Mike was very intelligent and interested in many things. He was someone you could always count on. I used to pretend I didn't like him but he was sort of like a brother to me because we'd known each other for so long. I am very sorry that his life was cut short.

03/21/12 07:05 PM #2    

Joseph Ferreira (1966)

I worked for Mike's father in the SLFD. Mike used to come to the fire station on 143RD Ave. often. RIP Mike,


Joe Ferreira

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