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Ruth Virginia (Everett) Gibson
Jul 1, 1921 - Jun 10, 2017
Posted by:  Martha Reddout


Ruth Virginia Gibson was born July 1, 1921 in Erick, Oklahoma to Myrta Olive Christina and George Burton Everett. She passed away June 10, 2017 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years, 11 months and 9 days. She was born on the family farm southwest of Erick. Being the baby of the family her older sisters called her "Babe" and the nickname endured thru the years.

Virginia graduated from Erick High School in 1939. She married Earl Gibson, a quiet, hardworking man who was also born in Erick. Earl was wounded in World War II and after being discharged from the army he returned to Erick and there were no jobs, so Earl and Virginia moved to California for work and later returned to Erick where Virginia was a stay at home mom for several years before beginning to work part-time at the First Baptist Church.

After Earl retired from farming they moved to Oregon and lived close to one of Virginia's sisters, Bertie Lou and her family. They enjoyed spending time together and quilting.

In 1970 Earl and Virginia joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Venezuela and Peru. Virginia worked with the Head Start Program and also taught English to adults. After completing the Peace Corps assignment, Earl and Virginia moved to Erick again and Virginia returned to work at the church, this time as custodian.

Virginia had a servant's heart. She taught the two and three year olds in Sunday School for more than thirty years, often giving the little girls doll dresses that she had made as gifts. Thoughtful and sincere, Virginia was a kind and gentle lady who loved her family and friends. Above all Virginia loved the Lord and modeled her life and raised her family with strong Christian values.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Gary Wayne Gibson; great granddaughter, Avry Maynard; 12 siblings, Mary Dollar, Mildred Harshman, Joel Everett, Geroge Everett, Infant Boy Everett, Francis White, Margaret Turner, Annis Isham, Tom Everett, David Everett, Bennie Everett and Bertie Campbell.

She is survived by her 3 children, Kenny Gibson of Erick, OK, Judy Mills, of Erick, OK, and Philip Gibson and wife, Pat of Norman, OK; 7 grand children, Rob Mills, Wade Mills, Cody Mills and wife, Jennifer, Daniel Mills and wife, Veronica, Kim White and husband, Brian, Shawn Gibson, Holly Maynard and husband Chris; 11 great grandchildren, Zeke Mills, Cade Mills, Logan White and wife, Alyse, Ashton and James VanReenen, Brendon White, Carli White, Noah Gibson, Madysen Maynard, Speed Maynard, Layla Maynard, and Emma Maynard; 4 great great grandchildren, Jimmy, Allie, Wyatt, and Dexter VanReenen.

A video keepsake is available through http://www.whineryfs.com

Monday, June 12, 2017
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Fatheree-Albert Funeral Home

117 S. Walnut
Erick, Oklahoma 73645

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Fatheree-Albert Funeral Home

117 S. Walnut
Erick, Oklahoma 73645

Funeral Service
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
2:00 PM

Erick First Baptist Church

400 S Sheb Wooley Ave
Erick, Oklahoma 73645

Burial will follow in the Erick Cemetery.

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