OBIT GibsonHarold F. Gibson, 66, passed away Jan. 30 at his home in Burns.

He was born Feb. 25, 1947, to Frank and Hazel Gibson. As a child, he lived at Post, and then moved to Riley, where he grew up.

He went into the Army, and served in Vietnam. He loved his country, and was proud of his service.

Harold loved being outdoors, hunting, rodeo, ranching, operating heavy equipment, and his family and friends. He had a great passion for history, especially that of Harney County.

Harold is survived by his daughters, Tammy Gibson Mercado of Baker City, Kate Gibson of Springfield, and Angie Gibson of Prairie City; sons, Aaron Fairall of Sedro Woolley, Wash., and Lee Keith of Prairie City; grandsons, Lane Gray of Twentynine Palms, Calif., William Mercado of Whidbey Island, Wash., Chase Fairall of Sedro Wooley, Wash., and Gunner Gibson of Springfield; granddaughter, Jessica Mercado of Baker City; and numerous step-grandchildren; sister, Linda Baker of Burns; and his partner in life, Shirley Gibson of Burns.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Burns Elks Lodge.

Contributions in Harold Gibson’s memory may be made to the Harney County Historical Society, in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns, OR 97720.

LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


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