Born Saturday, July 9, 1938
Died Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Jere Ann Gibson, 81, of Fort Gibson, OK was born July 9, 1938 in Muskogee, OK to Harry and Ruby Eva (Wheeler) Juergens and peacefully passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in Fort Gibson, OK with her loving family by her side.
Jere received her formal education in Muskogee where she graduated from Muskogee Central High School.
On May 8, 1965 she married the love of her life Charles H. Gibson in Durant, OK.
She loved children and had watched over 100 children in her home through the years, many who were teachers’ children. She taught many of them how to swim.
Jere was involved in many things, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, Red Cross Blood Drives, she was a speaker for the National Honor Society, Fort Gibson Coats For Kids, she was a sponsor for Up With People, Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, an avid participant at the Old Fort Days, Famous Readers Club, Food Bank, Clothing Programs, Community Education for Fort Gibson Schools. Mrs. Gibson proudly served on the Fort Gibson School Board for 34 years, Oklahoma State School Board Association from 1987-2015, First United Methodist Church women’s group in Fort Gibson and Sunday school teacher, First United Methodist Church Greenleaf Lake Ministry.
She received many school board awards, Tribute to Education in 1997, All-State Board of Education in 1996, she was a member of the All State Board in 1996 and was one of the top 5 honored, Buddy Spencer Leadership Award in 1998, Oklahoma State School Board Academy Level in 2006.
Her more than three decades of public service and dedication to enriching the lives of children in Fort Gibson earned the respect of her colleagues. She saw many changes of public education but always kept Fort Gibson on the cutting edge.
Jere is lovingly survived by her sons; Michael Gibson and wife Donna of Fort Gibson and Matthew Gibson and wife Stephanie of Tuttle, OK; sister, Janie Human; grandchildren, Kristin, Josh, Michaela, Ashley and husband Ross Barnes, Blair, Kaylee and Cole; great grandchildren, Nathan and Colton Dixon; great great grandchildren, Lukan and Maddox.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Charles H. Gibson; mother, Ruby Ballard; son, Lewis Gibson; granddaughter, Kallie Gibson.
A visitation with family receiving friends from 5PM-7PM will be Friday, January 3, 2020 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK.
A Celebration of Jere’s life will be held Twelve O’Clock Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Gibson, OK with Reverend Dawn Richards officiating.
Greg Moydell, Seth Tree, Jeff Delmedico, Billy Ray White, Larry Moore and Ross Barnes serving as casket bearers. Derald Glover, John Moffitt, Chester Hendrix, Robert Kelly, Larry Sands and Larry Dale Cooper serving as honorary casket bearers.
The family of Jere Ann Gibson has entrusted her care and services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com