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Gwen M. Gibbons
Gwen M. Gibbons
November 14, 1924 - September 08, 2011
Sac City, IA

Visitation: 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, Sac City, IA
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 12, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, Sac City, IA
Interment: September 12, 2011 at Oakland Cemetery, Sac City, IA

Gwendolyn Mary Gibbons, age 86, of Sac City, IA, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at Loring Hospital in Sac City.

Gwen was born on November 14, 1924, in Sac County, to Roy and Alice (Pearson) Carnine. She graduated from Sac City High School in 1941. Gwen went to Chicago and trained at Western Union, worked in Sioux City and then moved back to Sac City. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as Treasurer and Deacon.

Gwen was united in marriage to Alvin Olson. This union was blessed with two children, Rick and Ron. Alvin passed away in 1944. Gwen married Gaylord Freeman in Sioux City. Along with Gaylord’s daughter, JoAnn, this union was blessed with three children Randy, Sheree, and Pat. Gaylord passed away in January, 1988. Gwen found love again and was married to Rolan “Gib” Gibbons on October 29, 1988, in Sac City. His children Doug, Steve, and Jane completed Gwen’s family.

Gwen worked as a bookkeeper for Freeman Brothers and at Marjo’s in Sac City for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge, cribbage and many other card games. When she was younger, she also enjoyed playing golf. She loved creating family picture albums and spending time with family. Gwen wintered in Arizona for over 30 years and loved to collect angels.

Survivors include her husband, Gib Gibbons of Sac City; her children: Rick (Sandy) Olson of Burnsville, MN, Ron Olson of Urbandale, IA, Sheree Heard of Urbandale, IA, Pat (Diane) Freeman of Urbandale, IA, Doug (Evy) Gibbons of Sioux Falls, SD, Steve (Marian) Gibbons of Ankeny, IA, and Jane (Stan) Hartwell of Peterson, IA; grandchildren: Tim Paul, Rocky Olson, Manda Parry, Matt Olson, Jami Crosby, Ryan Heard, Jacob Heard, Jason Heard, Katie Freeman, Travis Gibbons, Tyler Gibbons, Jennifer Gibbons, Stephanie Gibbons, Jamay Patten, and Chet Hartwell; and six great-grandchildren: Christopher and Sophie Paul, Riley, Reece and Ryder Parry, and Ezra Olson. Other survivors include her brothers: Dale Carnine of Parkville, MO and Joe Carnine of Amery, WI; her sister Joy Webster of Early, IA; and many extended family members. Gwen was preceded in death by her husbands, Alvin Olson and Gaylord Freeman; son Randy Freeman who died while serving in Vietnam; daughter JoAnn (Cliff) Paul; brothers: Don and Duane Carnine; and sister Marge Johnson.

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