Evelyn Gibson Passes Away at 91

Evelyn Gibson

Evelyn L. Gibson of Hermiston died on May 5, 2019 in Hermiston at the age of 91.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1927 in Spokane, Wash. to Lawrence and Bertha Olsen Logsdon.

Evelyn was raised and attended a country school house through the eighth grade and graduated from Davenport High School in the class of 1945. She tap danced her way into the heart of Dale Gibson during a performance with the Akappa Club, and they were united in marriage on Aug. 4, 1946 in Fayetteville, N.C. After Dale was honorably discharged from the Army, they returned to Davenport, Wash. They later lived in several places including, Colville, Wash., Bend, Davis, Calif. and Baker City before settling in Hermiston in 1977, where they have lived since. Evelyn worked outside the home at various jobs over the years and helped Dale with the family business, Gibson Breeders Service.

Her greatest joy was being a stay-at-home wife, raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed music, square and tap dancing, gardening, baking, cooking and sewing.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 73 years, Dale Gibson, Hermiston; sons, Craig Gibson and wife Nancy, Gig Harbor, Wash.; Gene Gibson and wife Judy, Kuna, Idaho; daughters, Caryle Gallien and husband Greg, Hermiston, Marla Anderson and husband Clark, San Diego, Calif. and Cerise Smallwood, La Grande; sister, Hazel Wolfrum, Spokane, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; close friend and caregiver, Teresa Iverson, Hermiston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Duane Smallwood; brothers, Allen, Raymond and Lee Logsdon; and a sister, Marie Hafer.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston.

Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Stanfield.

Please share memories of Evelyn with her family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.