Fred “Hoot” Gibson : Sept. 27, 1923 – April 23rd, 2018

Fred “Hoot” Gibson passed away on April 23, 2018 at the age of 94. Fred was born in Attalia, Wash. on Sept. 27, 1923. He attended Queen Anne High School in Seattle. In 1941, he joined the Navy serving his country for 21 years before he was honorably discharged as a WWII and Korean War veteran. Soon after his military career, he was employed by the Oak Harbor School District Maintenance Department as a cabinet maker, where he worked until he retired.

Fred married his loving wife Anita on April 28, 1943. In their almost 75 years of marriage, they had three daughters: Cheryl (Leroy), Beatrice (Gary), and Christine; six grand-children: Kerri (Steve), Mishel, Nicole (Eric), Jonathan (Bethany), Stephanie (Rafi) and Kelly, 14 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

Fred enjoyed his trips to Stuart Island, creating lifetime memories with all his friends and family during his island adventures. We all will miss Fred’s commitment to his family and willingness to help all. He will be missed by many and was loved by all who knew him.



More in Obituaries

Caroline C. Mattson: June 19, 1928 – Dec. 18, 2018

Caroline C. Mattson, born June 19, 1928, went home to the Lord… Continue reading

Donald Lee ‘Don’ Looff: April 26, 1930 – April 15, 2019

On April 15, 2019, Donald Lee “Don” Looff passed away peacefully following… Continue reading

Rosario M. Mirador ‘Charing’ Uy: Sept. 25, 1926 – April 14, 2019

Rosario, age 92, passed away peacefully at home in Oak Harbor, Wash.,… Continue reading

Joel Andrew Wheat: Nov. 27, 1987 – March 25, 2019

Joel Andrew Wheat, of Coupeville, Wash., passed away in the early morning… Continue reading

Henry ‘Hank’ Koetje: Sept. 29, 1923 – April 14, 2019

Henry “Hank” Koetje, age 95, lifelong Oak Harbor resident, World War II… Continue reading

Joyce Arnold: Oct. 27, 1957 – Feb. 28, 2019

Joyce Arnold, a gifted teacher who was passionate about education, fascinated by… Continue reading

Marilyn Joy Iverson: April 20, 1933 – April 5, 2019

Joy (Thrailkill) Iverson, 85, of Coupeville, Wash., passed away peacefully in her… Continue reading

Sandra Kay Burns-DeHart: Jan. 22, 1954 – March 10, 2019

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, Sandra Kay Burns-DeHart, loving wife, sister, aunt… Continue reading

Anne Mason Byron: Sept. 15, 1932 – April 7, 2019

Anne Mason Byron (A. M. Byron as some of you might know… Continue reading

Most Read