Larry Edward Gibson, 60, of Alder Slope, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, with family members at his side.
Larry was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer and died after a six-month fight and a short hospital stay.
Larry was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, and raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he graduated from Bishop Luers High School in 1966. He continued his studies at Lewis University in Lockport, Ill., where he earned a BS degree in political science and history, with a teaching endorsement.
He also served six years in the military policy in the Army Reserves. He spent over 20 years in management, sales and marketing for the trucking industry.
Since moving to Wallowa County 15 years ago, Larry was active in the Wenaha Muzzleloaders Club, Wallowa County Search and Rescue and wild land firefighting for Contract Water Wagons. He drove bus for the Joseph School District. In the past he was the owner/operator of Gibson Girl Dry Cleaners in Enterprise.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle; daughters, Victoria of Enterprise, Jennie and husband Tim Green and Rachael Byrne and Donna Wegner of Fort Wayne, Ind.; mother Marie Gibson Glickert of Wheelersburg, Ohio; brother Tom of Anderson, Indiana; sisters Debbie and Dave Thompson and Karla and Terry Dixon and their families of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and two (soon to be three) grandsons, Maxton and Alexander Green. Others in the family include Lee and Carol-Lee Perkins and David and Carol Whisman.
Services are set for Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m. the Eagle Cap Christian Fellowship in Enterprise. A potluck will follow.
Donations may be made to the Joseph School District athletic department.
Wallowa County Chieftain April 10, 2008 – Photo with original obit