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Forrest Gordon Gibby

August 15, 1926 February 6, 2020
Forrest Gordon Gibby
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Forrest Gordon Gibby, 93, passed away at the Pioneer Medical Center on Feb. 6, 2020.
He was born in Springdale on Aug. 5, 1926, to Frankie and Weaver Gibby. Forrest was one of eight children – Jerry, Violet, Retha, June, Dean, Norma, and Dale. He lived around this area most of his life.

Forrest was drafted into the Army on his 18th birthday in 1944 and took his training in California. He was then shipped to the Philippines where he was wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was shipped home to recover from his wounds. He first was in Seattle and then shipped to Texas to recover and then was transferred to Boston to finish his tour as an M.P.

Forrest returned home in the fall of 1946. He worked on different ranches. He also worked at Montana Power, the railroad, and Downer’s Lumber Co. sawing trees.

On September 17, 1950, he married the love of his life, Selma Juanita Mosness. They’ve been married over 69 years and had three wonderful children – Brit, Rick and Vic.

He loved doing things with the boys. They went fishing, hunting, and worked together. They traveled around stacking hay for five years.
Forrest and Selma lived in a house he built in Springdale for 8 years. At Christmas of 1963, the family moved to the old Mosness homestead where they lived until Forrest and Selma moved into Big Timber in 2016.

He loved it when his sons got married and he finally got his girls – Brit and Jeanine, Rick and Dianne, and Victor and Mardi. Then along came his grandchildren, who were perfect – Dawn (Greg), Jeff (Afia), Season (Ian), Dylan (Shomie), Tasha, and Kathy. Finally, the great grandchildren, who could do no wrong – Sam, Ethan, Isabel, Austin, Rhian, Mat, Gabby, Mason, and Cooper. Forrest loved those kids and couldn’t wait for them to come and see him. Forrest and Selma also called Kitty Buster, Jay Deen Federer, and their families their adopted kids and grandkids.

Forrest was preceded in death by his son Victor, his parents Frankie and Weaver, and four siblings – Jerry, Violet, Retha, and Norma.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will held 1:00 P.M. Saturday February 15 at the American Legion Post #19 in Big Timber. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Forrest’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607, or a charity of one’s choice.

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Memorial Service

Saturday

15

Feb

1:00 PM 2/15/2020 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 AM 2/15/2020 2:00:00 AM
American Legion Post #19

110 East 3rd Avenue
Big Timber, MT 59011

American Legion Post #19
110 East 3rd Avenue Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Graveside

Saturday

15

Feb

2:00 PM 2/15/2020 2:00:00 PM - 2:15 PM 2/15/2020 2:15:00 PM
Mountain View Cemetery

West of Big Timber
Big Timber, MT 59011

A reception will follow the Graveside Service at the American Legion

Mountain View Cemetery
West of Big Timber Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mountain View Cemetery Final Resting Place

West of Big Timber
Big Timber, MT 59011

West of Big Timber Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Hospital

501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Shriners Childrens Hospital

Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607

Charity of One's Choice

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