PHOENIX: (602) 906-9600 | PEORIA: (623) 486-1955

Date of Birth: January 28, 1940

Date of Death: December 26, 2019

Gary was born in Ogden, UT on January 28, 1940 to Elmer Wheatly Gibson and Gladys Elizabeth Hadley Gibson and passed away in Glendale, AZ at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife Kathleen Smith, children Kathrin Somann, Christian Gibson, Thomas Gibson, Robert Traylor, Dianna Farrell and Matthew Burrow, 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild and his sister Sharon. Gary enjoyed a long career as a Systems Analyst, working at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, UT, including the initial testing of the F16. He then moved to Southern CA and worked for several major computer companies. After retiring he worked at Home Depot in Glendale, AZ, collecting many friends among the customers and employees. Gary especially loved spending time with his family and cherished the many visits over the years. Otherwise you would find Gary on the golf course.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life will be held at their Glendale home on Sunday, January 26th at 2 pm.


Donations on behalf of Gary can be made to Community of Grace Lutheran Church for the Feed My Starving Children Fund, 10561 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Peoria, AZ 85383. 623.572.0050