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Wendy Sue Gibson

July 14, 1952 — September 23, 2023

Wendy Sue Hart Gibson passed away on September 23, 2023, at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. 

 

Wendy was born in the old Thomas D. Dee Memorial Hospital located in Ogden, Utah to Paul W and Evelyn Jean Miller Hart. She grew up in Plain City for the first part of her life and attended Plain City Elementary. She lived next to her grandmother that was very special to her. She then moved and lived in Ogden, Utah, where she attended both Bonneville and Ogden High School. She graduated from Ogden High School and the Latter-day Saint 4-year Seminary program. While in her senior year of high school, she married her best friend, Alan Duane Gibson on April 3, 1970. They were later sealed in the Ogden City Temple on July 14, 1983.

 

Wendy worked as an alteration person and tailor at Dresswell Cleaners for a long time. She was a re-entry student going for engineering school. She attended Weber State University (1990 to 1992) for Design Graphics and obtained her AAS degree. She was also on the honor roll. She attended the ATC of Ogden where she earned the certification from the Quality Assurance Department in 1993. She started architectural drafting for Roberts and Schafer Engineering firm. She also worked for Harts Norge, Kuppenheimer, and Weinstock’s. Later she medically retired from the work force.

 

Wendy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a deep love of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She was active in the church and served as a visiting teacher, a teacher in Primary, Young Women’s, and Sunday School. She was also a Sunday School secretary. Wendy loved music and was Chorister for Primary. Wendy had been an active member in the Cub Scouts being a Wolf and Bear leader. She was delighted to help her sons and grandsons with their cub scouting.

 

Wendy liked classical, some country, and soft rock and roll music. She loved her children and would sew and made most of their clothes. Wendy loved working with her hands and having a garden, especially flowers. She loved going hunting, camping, and fishing with her husband. She also enjoyed doing family activities. Wendy enjoyed being outdoors and helped teach her children to love camping and the value of nature. Her family carries on this value of service, hard work, resourcefulness, and faithfulness.

 

Wendy was preceded in death by her husband, Alan Duane Gibson; daughter, Jeanie Ellen Gibson; grandson, Jeremy Ryan Dixon; parents, Paul W and Evelyn J. Miller Hart; brother, David Hart; and sisters, Linda K. Laubb and Judy Hart.

 

Wendy is survived by her daughter, Laurie Vincent (Ryan); her two sons, Roger Gibson (Lynda) and Justin Gibson (Drema). She is also survived by her three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Sharen Hood (George); brothers, Paul Hart (Janice) and James Hart (Diana).

 

Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Ogden City Cemetery, 1875 Monroe Blvd.

 

Wendy and her eternal companion, Alan, will be buried together. They will share a grave near their youngest daughter. They are now reunited with Jeanie and have the opportunity to raise her in Heaven.

 

The family wants to thank the staff at McKay-Dee Hospital and Sunridge for the care and concern they all showed for Wendy.

 

Alan Duane Gibson

Alan Duane Gibson passed away on June 5, 2023, at Stonehenge Center in Washington Terrace, Utah.

 

Alan was born in Ogden, Utah to Duane J.  Gibson and Delores Mary Ranson. He grew up in Ogden and attended Ben Lomond High School where he took top marksman in ROTC for the state in1969. After high school, he had lots of work in different job areas. He attended Weber State College and Ogden Technology Center. Alan met Wendy Gibson in October of 1969 by a friend of a friend. They were married in April 3,1970 and later sealed in the Ogden City Temple on July 14, 1983.

 

Alan did join the United States Air Force a year and a half later after they were married but was sent home due to an accident. The Ogden city area has been their home for most of their married years. They did move in 1979 to Wyoming for a few years to work in the oil fields. Alan was a Journeyman Carpenter and a Master Welder for most of his life.

 

Alan was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and friend. He loved corny jokes, old country music and loud rock and roll. He loved working with his hands and growing a garden. He also loved oil painting, fowl and game hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing golf and darts.

 

Alan has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has a deep love for his Savior, Jesus Christ. He served as a home teacher, and a Sunday School President.

 

Alan has been an active member in the Boy Scouts of America where he earned his Eagle Scout and was part of the Order of the Arrow. Alan served as Cub Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster. He was delighted to help his sons and grandsons with scouting. Alan taught Hunter safety to many. He taught all three of our children to shoot and be responsible with guns.

 

Alan enjoyed being outdoors and taught his children to love camping. His family carries on his values of service, hard work, resourcefulness, and faithfulness.

 

Alan is survived by his adored wife, Wendy of 53 years; his daughter, Laurie Vincent (Ryan); two sons, Roger Gibson (Lynda); Justin Gibson (Drema). He is also survived by four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his sisters, Tamra Barajas and Gaylynne Shakespeare. 

 

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jeanie Ellen parents, Duane and Delores, brother Kenneth, and sister Robin.

 

Internment, dedication and a combined family prayer will be held after the passing of his eternal companion. Where they will share a grave not far from their youngest daughters'. Friends and family are welcome to attend at that time.

 

The family wishes to thank the staff at Stonehenge, Enhabit Hospice and Dr. Bruce Horowitz for the care and concern they all showed for Alan.

 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wendy Sue Gibson, please visit our flower store.

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