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Death: Mary Gibbs

Mary Gibbs, 85, peacefully ended her full and complete life on this earth during the early hours of February 7, 1998, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born July 18, 1912, in Salt Lake City to Charles W. and Florence Ashton Gibbs. She lived in Salt Lake all her life. Attended East High School and the University of Utah. She worked in a mortgage and loan insurance company and doctors' offices, which included working as office manager and nurse in the medical office of her brother, Dr. Richard W. Gibbs. She also worked for 14 years at the Salt Lake City Board of Education. Mary won several city and state women's tennis championships, and was the Intermountain Women's Doubles' Tennis Champion. Her great loves were the outdoors, fishing, boating and painting nature scenes.Although she never had children of her own, Mary's nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews and great-grandnieces will always remember her as a second mom and close friend. These include her Gibbs children, Rick (Connie), Rosemary (Chuck) Engelbrecht and Georgia; her Olsen children, Don (Brenda), Barbara (Steven) Foote and Linda (Milon) Neilson; and her Ventura children, Peter (Isa), Kim, Jed, and George (LeeAnna). Mary took pride in all of their achievements and shared the burdens of their occasional setbacks.

Survived by her sisters, Norma (Barton) Olsen and Betty (Juan) Ventura; sister-in-law, Rose Gibbs; special friend, Lois N. Sorensen; and many loving great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her twin brothers, Richard W. and George A., who died as a child, and nephew, Rick.

Funeral services will be held Wed., February 11, 1998, at 12 noon, at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, where friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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