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Charlotte Marie ‘Rosie’ Gibboney

Astoria resident, 89

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Charlotte Marie ‘Rosie’ Gibboney

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:46 pm

Charlotte Marie “Rosie” Gibboney, 89, of Astoria, died Sunday May 1, 2011, at home.

She was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Dayton, to Charles Edward and Elva L. (Smith) Roseman.

While she was growing up, she experienced the Great Depression and World War II. She attended a one-room school just a short walk from her home, then later rode a bus to and from school. 

She attended Cascade College.

On Dec. 18, 1948, she married Francis Edward Gibboney in Beaverton. He survives, residing in Astoria. The couple met while she was attending college. She twice survived cancer, and a back surgery, and she and her husband spent an anniversary in the hospital because of cancer surgery. 

Mrs. Gibboney worked as a nurse’s aide at several local facilities for 30 years until she retired in 1985 from Columbia Memorial Hospital. She then did home-health care for several years, until her health prevented her from being able to continue. She also sold Tupperware for a couple of years.

She was a long-standing member of the First Church of the Nazarene. One of her greatest passions was missions through her church. She also helped teach at home, using books and reports of those who went on missions to other places in the world.

Family members said she enjoyed most of the creative aspects of homemaking such as cooking, canning and baking (especially bread-making), cake decorating, sewing, crocheting and quilting. She made many beautiful afghans and quilts, and entered some in local contests. She usually placed third or better. She gave the afghans and quilts away to family or friends, or to those who just may have needed a good warm blanket. One time she received a 35-pound pumpkin, and used every recipe she could find until it was gone. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lura Louise Gibboney of Seaside and Elva Marie (Gibboney) Chetwood of Richland; a son, Charles Edward Gibboney of Astoria; a sister, Mildred (Roseman) Gackle of Milwaukie; three granddaughters, Sarah L. (Chetwood) Fusselman of Pendleton, Brenda L.(Chetwood) Furman of Halfway, and Pamala D. Chetwood of Spokane, Wash.; and four great-grandchildren, Ethan J. and Rose M. Fusselman, Elizabeth J. Furman and Sakima E. Allman.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the First Church of the Nazarene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nazarene Missions Fund, First Church of the Nazarene, 725 Niagara Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.

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