La Grande, Oregon
Donald W. Gibbs, 77, of Redmond and formerly of La Grande, died March 12 of Parkinson’s disease. A private family memorial service took place March 17. Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.
Mr. Gibbs was born Sept. 13, 1929, to Hallie and Mary (Kane) Gibbs in Spokane, Wash. He began working as a baker at the age of 15 and continued in that profession most of his life.
On April 1, 1950, he married Carolyn Killingbeck in La Grande, where they lived before moving to Redmond. He owned Gibbs Bakery in downtown Redmond for 43 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bird watching. A dedicated father and husband, he loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Gibbs of Redmond; children, John Gibbs of Portland, and Terry Gibbs, Vance Gibbs and Linda Scott, all of Redmond; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Center Bend La Pine, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend 97701.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 7, 2007 Published: April 7, 2007