Merne Joan Gibson

Jan. 5, 1929 – May 8, 2019

TORRINGTONMemorial services for Merne Joan Gibson, 90, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Lingle Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bruce McBurney officiating. Burial of her and her husband’s ashes will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials may be given to either the VFW or American Legion Auxiliaries. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

We write here in remembrance of Merne Joan Gibson (Jones) who left this earth on May 8, 2019. Merne was born Jan. 5, 1929, in St Francis, Kan., to parents Merrill and Violet (Murren) Jones. She went on to graduate from Lingle High School in 1947. It was there she met and fell in love with James Keith Gibson Sr. The two continued their love story when they married on July 9, 1947. They traveled the world and the states together during Jim’s military career, while raising their children, Jim Gibson Jr, Jack Gibson, Tracie Patrick (Gibson), Tarrie Goddard (Gibson), and Jerry Gibson.

Merne was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 63, the Lingle Lions Club, the Lingle Presbyterian Church and previously gave her time to the American Red Cross Gray Ladies Organization. Merne was a beloved member of our family and community who enjoyed going to play Bingo, was an avid collector of various animal figurines including elephants and pigs, and a very loyal Denver Broncos fan.

Merne was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Keith Gibson Sr; brothers Darley and Buddy Jones; daughter Tarrie Goddard (Gibson); and daughter-in-law Annette Gibson (Givens). In addition to her five children Merne was blessed with nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. To all of them she was “Mam-ma”.

We know she is dancing cheek to cheek with her beloved husband and rejoicing in the reunions with loved ones lost.

“Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.” 

Isaiah 60:20


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