Marion J. GibsonNovember 06,2012
Marion J. Gibson
WATERBURY CENTER — Marion “Dode” Janes (Webster) Gibson, 81, passed onto greener pastures Saturday evening, Nov. 3, 2012. Born in Woodsville, N.H., on July 12, 1931, she was the daughter of the late John Randolph Webster and Ruth Gertrude (Norris) Webster.
Dode grew up in Wells River with family and extended relatives. She was a graduate of Wells River High School and then attended the University of New Hampshire, graduating with her two-year degree in fine arts and mechanical engineering. She married Kenneth Stewart Gibson in 1953 and together purchased a farm on Kneeland Flats in Waterbury. The farm and cows (“the girls”) were her passion. In 1968, after selling the farm, she and her husband built a home on Gregg Hill Road in Waterbury Center and Dode started a career in floral design, working for several area florists. In 1986, she moved back to the Connecticut River Valley to be with family. A resident of Newbury for many years, Dode became very involved in a number of community projects. In 2009, she moved in with her oldest daughter, Mary Truax, of Waterbury Center, until her passing.
Dode and K. Stewart Gibson had five children: Mary Stewart Gibson Truax, of Waterbury Center, Lucia Jean Gibson (deceased), David Stewart Gibson (deceased), William Stewart Gibson, of East Ryegate, and Lucia Stewart Gibson Burke, of Berlin. She is survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A family memorial will be held in the near future. The celebration of her life will be held in Newbury when the weather is warmer.
For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; www.cvhhh.org. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.
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