James Gibson

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April 26, 1929 ~ January 5, 2010

James Gibson of Vancouver, WA, passed away January 5, 2010. He was born in Portland, OR to John and Gertrude Gibson and went to Jefferson High School.
James served in the U.S. Air Force between 1948 - 1952.
He moved to Alaska with his family in 1957 and worked as a bush pilot, then as a captain of the 727 Jets for Reeve Aleutian Airways for 25 years. James retired in 1989 and moved to Vancouver, WA where he lived at Fairway Village where he was active in community service.
His hobby was building and flying radio control model airplanes and was a member of the Fern Prairie Modelers.
He was a member of the Mill Plain United Methodist Church.
James is survived by his wife, Doris, of 59 years; daughters, Kathleen and Karen; and grandsons, Brennan, Collin and Matthew.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John.
Special thanks to the Ray Hickey Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held January 9, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Mill Plain United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to the Ray Hickey Hospice House or the Mill Plain United Methodist Church.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.


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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 7, 2010