Verna H. Gibson went home to be with our Lord Jesus on February 24, 2012. Verna was born on September 1, 1910 in Herreid, South Dakota along with her twin brother Alvin to David C. Leidle and Magdalena (Hepperle) Leidle. She graduated from high school in 1929 in Herreid. Verna worked in retail at Rothchilds in Minneapolis and as a cosmetics consultant in Deluth, Minnesota.
She met her husband Lawrence A. Gibson on a blind date, they married January 5th 1940. They moved to Washington in 1944, and lived in Concrete, Burlington, and then in 1950 moved to Marysville where they raised two children.
Verna worked at The Dutch Bakery in Marysville for 10 years. She participated in many community clubs including; Garden Club and Rebecca Lodge in Concrete, and the Faculty Club of Marysville High School.
Verna was a member of the Marysville United Methodist Church for sixty-two years and was the oldest and longest standing member. She belonged to both the Women’s and Friendship Circles, helped to plan wedding receptions, taught Sunday school, and also vacation bible school. In her later years she volunteered at the Snohomish County Information Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Lawrence, and five brothers; Earl, twin brother Alvin, Vern, Victor, and Rolland. Verna is survived by her daughter Judy (John) Heitzman, son Mark (Randa) Gibson, four grandchildren; Jonathan (Stacy) Morgan, Keri (Dan) Sanders, William (Erin) Gibson, Jennifer (Kristipher) Hoople, as well as five great grandchildren; Kendra and Ryan Sanders, Carter and Colton Morgan, and Renae Gibson.
Verna was known for her kind heart, giving nature, love of family and friends, church, music, and birds. Verna had wonderful friends in the community who touched her life with their special friendship and for that we are thankful.
She passed away peacefully with family at her side at her son’s home in Granite Falls. She lived a very long wonderful life. She will be missed deeply by all those who knew her.
Memorial services will be at the Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th Street NE, Marysville, on Saturday March 10th at 2pm. Our family asks that if you wish to make a donation that it be made to a charitable organization of your choosing.