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Joseph Wynn GibbonsOn Sunday, June 13, 2021, Joseph Wynn Gibbons, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 72, due to complications from Pulmonary Fibrosis. Wynn was born February 27, 1949, to H. Ray and Amy Gibbons. He graduated from Sky View High School. He attended Steven’s Hennigar Business School and Utah State University. He married his high school sweetheart, LaRae Halverson on September 13, 1968 in the Logan LDS temple. They are the proud parents of four children; Maquel Hawkes (Troy) of Spokane Valley, Washington, Brett Gibbons (Katie) of Lewiston, Utah, Brooks Gibbons, deceased, and Josie Murdock (Corey) of Lewiston, Utah.
Wynn was active in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served as the Elder’s Quorum President, a councilor in the Bishopric and as High Councilman in the Richmond, Utah Stake. He also served an LDS Mission with his wife in the Colorado Denver North Mission.
One of his favorite places to be when he wasn’t working, was on a golf course. Some of his best friends, were the guys he could joke around with while playing 18 holes and drinking Diet Coke.
Above all else however, he was a dairy farmer. His love of the farm were the cows. He had the honor of working side by side with his father and two brothers, Darrel and Mark.
Owning a family farm brings many blessings of working together. Wynn enjoyed working with his nephews and his own son Brett. He was very grateful that the next generation was able and willing to keep the farm in the family. He was able to continue to work side by side with them, until he and LaRae moved to St. George to begin their retirement. This time of his life may not have lasted as long as he was expecting.. however he fortunately had always made family his priority. Memories of camping and fishing trips, singing around the campfire, and watching his grandkids grow are not hard to find!
One of his passions was his time serving as a Board of Directors for Select Sires Incorporated, where he had the opportunity to serve on a local, national, and eventually world wide level. He dedicated more than 30 years of services to help make this farmer-owned co/operation a world respected business. In doing so, he developed friendships with wonderful people across the country.
Wynn is preceded in death by his parents H. Ray and Amy Gibbons and son Joseph Brooks Gibbons.
He is survived by his wife, children, and 10 grandchildren; McCoy Henrie (Blaken), Taylor Hawkes, Ryatt Hawkes, Bayley Hatch (Andrew), Brinkley Smith (Cole), Delaney Gibbons, Zack Gibbons, Parker Murdock (McKenna), Tucker Murdock, and Skyler Murdock.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:00 noon in the Lewiston 2nd Ward Chapel, 10 South 1600 West in Lewiston. A viewing will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the church and Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 am also at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com
We would like to extend our sympathy to your family on the passing of Wynn. I always appreciated his calm leadership style. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with him on the Select Board. His leadership was valuable to the growth of Select Sires. Lyle and Sharon Ott
LYLE OTT Jun 22 2021 9:03 AM
Wynn was a long-time friend of mine as we served together on the Select Sires board of directors. He was an outstanding leader and sought to do what was best for the organization and his fellow farmers. God Bless!
Bruce Epley Jun 21 2021 2:10 PM
LaRae and family, we pray for Heavens comfort to be with you all in a difficult and tender time. The scriptures teach us to remember. Memories are held dear and give us pause to be thankful for eternal blessings. We hope you find comfort in Heavenly Father's plan and Christ's redeeming sacrifice and love.
Russell & Nancy Drake Jun 17 2021 11:22 AM
Dear LaRae and family, we were so sorry to hear of Wynn's passing. My sister, Jerrie Sorenson Winquist spoke very highly of the two of you. We love your Grandson Parker and are happy to have him a part of our family. We have a commitment that we made previously and won't be able to attend the funeral. Please accept our sincere sympathy at this trying time and loss. We are so grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and knowing what we know about the hereafter. May love and peace be with you ❤️
Brent and Jackie Carlson Jun 16 2021 11:11 PM
Prays for comfort and peace for your family during this difficult time.
Dorothy Gurke Jun 16 2021 9:16 PM
LaRae and family, We were saddened to hear of Wynn's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We are certain of his joyous reunion with family and friends on the other side of the veil, and we know of the peace and comfort this gives to you as well. May the Lord watch over you at this tender time.
Larry and Arlene Larson, Colorado Ft. Collins Mission Jun 16 2021 4:14 PM
You will be sorely missed!
Mary Tripp Jun 16 2021 3:26 PM
We are so sorry to hear of Wynn's passing. He has always been a good example to all of us. We hope that you will feel comfort in all the happy and precious memories you have with him and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Anna and Gordon Barlow Jun 16 2021 3:03 PM
Elizabeth May lit a candle for Joseph Wynn Gibbons
Elizabeth May Jun 16 2021 2:23 PM
I knew we were cousins but didn't know how close until after high school. I wish I had stayed in touch. He was so much fun and such a great guy, I look forward to renewing our friendship in Heaven.
Earlene Blaser Jun 16 2021 1:35 PM