Linda Jean Whitehead Gibson

1955 ~ 2021

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Sept. 23, 2021
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1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
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    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, partner, sister, aunt, and friend Linda Jean Whitehead Gibson on September 17th, 2021.

    Linda was the second child born to Harold Whitehead and Gloria Jean Hackwell Arnold in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 11th, 1955. She lived her entire life in Chesterfield which is a suburb of West Valley City. Here she raised her three children: Jesse, Misty and Levi Gibson along with lots of farm animals which included cattle, sheep, chickens and tending to her yearly gardens.

    Linda had an incredible work ethic. She was not one to be idle. Even up until her illness, she was working odd jobs to stay busy. She was always helping others. In fact, it would be fair to say that her calling in life was that of being of a mother and caretaker. She cared for her Aunt Dorothy for 40 years along with her Son Jesse until his passing and then at the end of her life, three of her grandchildren. Everything she did was for her family and Larry. Their needs always came first. Linda had the biggest heart this way. She sacrificed everything to make sure they had what they needed.

    Her hobbies included camping and fishing. Her favorite spots included Trial Lake, Mill Hollow Reservoir and Malad, Idaho. Linda loved going to concerts which included seeing Billy Ray Cyrus, George Strait, Clint Black, Wynonna Judd and Carrie Underwood to name a few.

    Linda loved traveling to new places. In fact, the highlight of her life was when she got to go to Hawaii with family. This trip was talked about often along with the trip she took with family to Disneyland and San Diego. Linda and her sister Bonnie were always taking their children and grandchildren to go do things which included going to the Utah State Fair, the Hogle Zoo, The Living Planet Aquarium, Wheeler Farm, Lagoon and Antelope Island. She also loved traveling to Arizona with Larry to see his family and visiting Yellowstone and Bear World with Larry, her children and grandchildren.

    Linda was a gambler!! Triple 7’s were her lucky numbers! She loved going out to Wendover. She loved the slot machines and her favorite one was sitting in front of a party spin game or playing at the tables. She could spend hours in the casino. It was her second home. She would always say “if you want to win big you have to play big or go home!” She loved going to Las Vegas with family and eating at Swish which was a must every time she went. The car rides down and back were epic! She also loved going to Wyoming to the horse races and playing the slot machines at the Horse Palace!

    Another activity Linda loved doing was playing cards with her family. Shit on your neighbor was her favorite game!! There were no friends at the card table!! There were lots of laughs, lots of swear words and lots of fun when all the families got together to play. Linda was such a great sport when it came to teasing!! She was the life of the party!! She also enjoyed playing board games with her grandchildren. Linda was big on celebrating the holidays with her family and making sure birthdays and Christmas were special for her family.

    She acquired many different nicknames throughout her life, most notably “Miss Piggy” courtesy of her grandkids, “Slick & Billy Ray” by her nephew Jordan, “Whitetop, White Wizard, Rex and Ricky” by her nephew in law Seth!

    Larry was the love of Linda’s life and the best thing that ever happened to her. Men like Larry don’t come around often. We will be forever in Larry’s debt for the love, devotion and care he gave Linda the entire time they were together and especially the last 4 years of Linda’s life. He stood by her side caring for her night and day till the very end. And to her sister Bonnie who was her best friend, words can’t describe the love Linda felt for Bonnie, for all she did for her throughout her life, helping her get through the tough times and all the wonderful adventures they had together. Both of them looked out for one another their entire lives and especially the past two years while she was battling her illness. Mom never left her side and was loyal and dedicated in making the trip to Salt Lake multiple times a week to be a source of comfort to her and attend to her needs.

    We love you Linda. You are going to be sorely missed. But we know you are reunited with Jesse now and other loved ones who have passed on who have been waiting for you, who respected and loved you for all you did for them. Rest in peace and we will see you again!

    Linda is survived by her partner Larry Tso; children Misty and Levi Gibson; grandchildren Savannah, McKenzie, Austin and Brielle Gibson; stepchildren Cody and Shaley Tso; sister Bonnie (Darrell) Thomas of Kamas, Utah; brother Jack (Mary Ann) Whitehead, Magna, Utah and nieces Tiffany (Seth) Hamblin, Melissa Whitehead and nephews Kurt, Jordan (Danica), Beau and Greyson Thomas, and step-granddaughter Azaidea Tso.

    Linda is preceded in death by her parents, son Jesse Gibson, her aunt Dorothy Scoggin and nephew Jason Whitehead.

    A viewing will be held on Thursday, September 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Graveside services to follow at 12:00 PM at Murray City Cemetery, 5490 S. Vine St., Murray.


    Guestbook/Condolences

    I love grandma I went to here funeral like days ago and I’m 8 years old I love here she has been there my whole life she made the best things and she hooded me when I was just born I always think of her everyday and night I love here and bless god to here by brielle and I love here I love you grandma 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭 I love here so mutch I wish nobody died bc I wish being head isn’t a thing but It is and i hope she has a great new life up there in a beautiful place called heaven😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭


    - Brielle

    I am so sorry to hear Linda has past. She was a great person ,mother and cousin. I member going to aunt Gloria's ( Linda mom) when we were kids and looking forward to mac and cheese, damn good stuff. Rest in piece Linda.


    - Albert S Hackwell

    Iam so sorry to hear about this I wised l could of seen you before this l have been so sad since l heard about this Rest in peace my cousin I love you so much and I will surely miss you we were close when we were young hanging with each other every day and getting in trouble with each other laugh out loud and we just got distracted later on in our lives older lives and we were going to get together several times and have lunch but never got around to it I am so sorry to hear about your sickness I wish I would’ve been able to be able to see you and knew about your sickness before all this happened I love you so much and we will meet again


    - Ida Hackwell

    I am so sorry


    - Zina

    Love and prayers go to Linda & family bless you all ♡♡


    - Marilyn & Bill Agar

    So sorry to hear you left us. You are out of pain and you done the best with life, you lived it well, they say only the good die young and your one of the good ones, like you said this sucks it does suck. Love you Linda will always keep you in my heart you was a great friend. I Love you and am going to miss you dearly my friend XOXO God speed


    - Julie A Erickson