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Obituary for Ester Viola Gibson

Ester Viola Gibson
1936 - 2024

Ester Viola Gibson, 87 passed away on January 30, 2024 in Maricopa, CA. She was born in 1936 in Carnegie, OK. Ester was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Christopher O. Gibson; parents, Inez Proffitt and John Faultner and step-father; John Hanes; sister, Iva Smith and brother-in-law, Buster Smith sisters, Eva Proffitt and Betty Walker Bailey; brothers, Frank Proffitt, Bob Proffitt and Billy Joe Proffitt; son, John Gibson; daughter, Carol Saich-White and son-in-law, Kevin White; daughter, Sharon Epting; son-in-law, Micheal Nicholson; great- great grandson, Lane William Fine. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Susan Gibson and son, Christopher O. Gibson. Her 13 grandchildren, Carl Saich, April Saich-Caples, Shaun Nicholson, Mindy Robey, Willie Nicholson, Tabitha Gutierrez-Nicholson, John Gibson Jr, Jamie Barlett, Laurie Gibson, Darrel Cockerham, Dennis Treannie, Amber Gonzales and Kyle Saich. As well as 24+ great- grandchildren, 10+ great- great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and a ton of other family members. Ester loved to sew, crochet, bake pies, cook, travel and especially spend time with family. She could sew and crochet anything from making clothes, hats and booties to piecing together quilts. On Thanksgiving every year she would make all for her kids, grandkids, and neighbors their own pie. She loved to cook for any and everyone. She would never let anyone go hungry. Ester loved to travel and boy did she do alot of it. She loved to just get in her car and go. And she did right up to the end. She was most of all, Grandma to all. She had a heart of gold and the best listening ear. She was the most selfless person we all had the blessing to know. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 2:00 PM at West Side District Cemetery, Taft, CA.