Blanche Anna Gibson - December 17, 2010
Blanche Anna Gibson, 96, of North Platte, Neb., died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, Neb.
Blanche was born March 16, 1914 to Joseph Martin and Luella Glunz Radel in Elsie, Neb. She grew up on the farm north of Elsie and went to country school and high school at Wallace, Neb.
On March 27, 1930, Blanche married Lester Harvey Gibson in Lamar, Colo., and to this union four children were born, Lester Clayton, Leonabelle, Leonard and Martin. Blanche and Lester made their home south of Wallace for the first few years then moved into town. They lived in California for two years while Lester worked construction. They returned to Wallace in 1965 to farm and in 1976 moved to North Platte where she worked for Project Bakery. Lester and Blanche celebrated 76 years of marriage before he passed away in November of 2006.
Blanche was a member of the Wallace United Methodist Church, two camping clubs and a card club. She was also a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 261. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards and dancing. For the past few years, she resided at Premier Estates.
Survivors include two sons, Leonard and wife Marlene Gibson of North Platte and Martin Gibson and wife DeVona Caha, of Ogallala, Neb.; six grandchildren, Dennis and wife Linda Erickson, Nancy and husband Larry Evans, Arlene and husband Kevin Williams, Doug and wife Diane Gibson, Staci and husband Ron Moritz and Brent Gibson; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Neal Erickson, of Wallace; several nieces, nephews and other family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; her parents; a daughter, Leonabelle Erickson; a son, Lester Clayton Gibson; a daughter-in-law, Christina ‘Ina’ Gibson; two infant great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Francis Radel and twins, Lawrence and Leonard Radel.
Funeral services were held Dec. 22, 2010 at the Wallace United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Fuller officiating.
Burial followed in Morning View Cemetery in Wallace. Odean Colonial Chapel of North Platte was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.