A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the West Side District Cemetery.
Earldean Gibson, age 71, a resident of Maricopa, CA passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Dean was born on March 24, 1941, in McCurtain, OK to Tony and Jessie Gibson. In 1948 the family moved to California and settled in Maricopa in 1950. As a child, Dean loved to play with his siblings. His three-wheeled bike was his favorite and he loved to pull kids in the wagon. He loved to play Dice and loved to sing and play his guitar. Dean loved being with his family and friends. When he had the chance to travel he most wanted to see his twin sister in Oklahoma. He is survived by his mother, Jessie Gibson of Maricopa; his twin sister, Jearline Powell of El Reno, Oklahoma; brothers, Doyle Gibson of Maricopa, Harlin and Terrie Gibson of Morro Bay, Marvin and Bonnie Gibson of Maricopa; 12 nieces and nephews; and 27 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Tony Gibson; sister, Norma Jean Gibson; brothers, Luther Ben (LB) Gibson and Marlin Gibson; sister-in-law, Martha Gibson; brother-in-law, Johnny Powell; and nephew, Curtis Gibson. A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the West Side District Cemetery. Those who would like to pay their respects prior to the funeral service may do so on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. To convey online condolences, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.