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Obituary for Eldean Gibson (Smith)

Eldean Gibson (Smith)
Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes 4000 SW 119th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Eldean Gibson went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 83. She was born March 15, 1934 in Cushing, Oklahoma. Eldean was the second youngest and last surviving of fourteen children born to Oliver Critten and Alice (Goodwin) Smith. Eldean worked as a bread wrapper for the Bond Bread Company in Oklahoma City before becoming a waitress for the Downtown Bowling Alley. She was hired at the Western Electric Plant and built mainframe switches before retiring after twenty five years of service. On June 11, 1953, Eldean married Richard Earl Gibson, a former United States Navy sailor who had just returned from serving in Korea. Together, Eldean and Richard shared 57 years of marriage and raised four children, before his passing on May 13, 2011. She enjoyed doing sewing, shopping and cooking. She volunteered for many years at South Community Hospital and Pioneers. She was a resident of the Oklahoma metro area for more than 80 years. Throughout her life Eldean was a member of South Lindsay Baptist, Southern Hills Baptist and the Southwest Church for Christ. She devoted her life to serving the Lord, her family and others. She was a loving devoted wife, mother, an adoring grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Eldean was preceded in death by her:
 Parents
 Husband
 Thirteen Siblings
 Children, John Koch and Myrl Basinger
 Grandson, Jeffrey Gibson.

Eldean leaves behind her:
 Children:
• Tom Gibson and his wife, Debi of Norman, Oklahoma
• Ralph Gibson and his wife, Susan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Debbie (Koch) Pope and husband, Ted of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 Nine Grandchildren
• Jimmy Basinger of Texas
• Terry Basinger and wife, Kristi of Halslet, Texas
• Chris Basinger and wife, Ashley of Halslet, Texas
• Jason Gibson and his wife, Shamra of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Amanda Boutwell of Norman, Oklahoma
• Amy Skuta and husband Jon of Edmond, Oklahoma
• Mike Koch and his wife Jessica of Oklahoma City
• Tom Koch and wife Heather of Oklahoma City
• And Ryan Koch of Oklahoma City

 Ten great-grandchildren:
• Lacie Espinoza and her husband Josh
• Cody, Dusty, Logan and Lauren Basinger
• Emma, Laci, Sam, and Addie Gibson
• Cooper Boutwell
• Ryker, Brecken, Kennedy and Kylee Koch

 One great-great-grandchild, Presley Espinoza

 Sister-in-law, Karen Allen of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

* Brother-in-law, Roy Thomas of Newcastle, Oklahoma

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