Edith Gibbons was reunited with her husband, George, when she passed away peacefully in her sleep on 5 September 2020. She was born in 1928 and was an Arizona gal through-and-through. She was 92 years old.
Edith was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She gave birth to 6 beautiful children: 5 boys and 1 girl. Her only daughter, Edi, preceded her in death. She has 35 grandchildren and over 70 great-grandchildren and counting.
Among her achievements, Edith was a retired schoolteacher. She received a Master’s Degree in Home Economics during a time when most women did not attend college. Edith was so intelligent that, in the 1930s, her father moved their entire family to a location where she could attend high school.
In Edith’s spare time, she enjoyed writing, genealogy, and music. She loved to play the organ, and she liked to go for walks. For being so tiny, she was surprisingly strong. She walked at least a half a mile each day, every day, until the last month of her life. Sometimes she would even walk her route twice a day. Few people are made like her these days; she had pioneer stock in her.
Edith Gibbons was loved and will be missed by many. If she were here, she would advise you to be happy for her. She would boldly declare her testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and tell you she is on the other-side watching over you. She would share of her joyous reunion with her sweetheart, George, and other loved ones. She would describe how families can be together forever. As the last few verses of Edith’s poem, “A Sentimental Journey” explains, “Their journey goes on to the realms of light, she’s followed, their love to renew.”