Today I attended the funeral service for my Grandma Gibby. She had just turned 94 at the end of September this year. She had been in relatively good health for her age until she fell and broke her ankle the day after Thanksgiving. She passed away peacefully in her home where she had lived for almost 75 years. It was a beautiful service on a cold and blustery winter day. I felt bad for my sister, Rachelle, and her family that were unable to attend the funeral because of bad weather. I am grateful that I was able to know my Grandmother for so many years. It was good to see so many friends and relatives from my father's and mother's families.
I am the father of 4 great children and two incredible daughters-in-law. I have been married to the same amazingwoman for over 26 years. I enjoy life especially when I am outdoors. I am employed as the Environmental Manager for a mining company.
I think that the Disney character that I'm most like would have to be
Aladdin. I'm not sure if this is because it was my favorite Disney movie as
a child ...
10 years ago
Elder Jared Gibby
Jared preparing to leave on his mission to Birmingham, Alabama
My sister Kimberly is 10 years my junior. She is among the most adventuresome and accomplished of my siblings. She is married to Sione Fifita and they have one son Viliami who just turned two. She has been a professor of English in Hawaii and currently works for a scrapbooking supply company (Stampin Up). She has actually changed jobs more often than I have! She is writing a novel (has been for years) which I am eagerly anticipating. She has always been a great sister and in some sense is the glue that keeps all six of us bonded together. It has been nice to have her family back on the mainland and to live closer to them.