November 21, 1925 ~ May 2, 2019
Carter B. Gibbs, age 93, passed away peacefully in the company of his loving family at sunset on May 2nd, 2019. He was born November 21st, 1925 to George D. and Irene B. Gibbs in Hebron, New Hampshire.
Carter attended high school in Plymouth, New Hampshire and entered the Army Air Corp. immediately upon graduation. He served as a nose gunner on a B-24 Liberator aircraft during the latter part of World War II. When the war ended, he used the G.I. bill to attend the University of New Hampshire (in Durham, N.H.) where he met Carol Benedict Thomas in the fall of 1946. They were married September 7th, 1947 in Bedford, N.H., and were married 70 years.
Carter graduated from U.N.H. with a degree in Silviculture. He had a life-long love of learning and went on to earn a Masters Degree and a PhD. in Silviculture. After brief stints as a forester with the State of New Hampshire and the Bureau of Land Management in Medford, Oregon he pursued a career as a scientist and administrator with the U.S. Forest Service. He rose to the position of Deputy Director of the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station of the U.S. Forest Service.
He served in multiple locations across the U.S. including Nacogdoches, Texas, Parsons, W.Va, Syracuse N.H., Burlington V.T., Bangor M.E., Chantilly, V.A., and Lansing M.I, before settling in Ogden, Utah in 1977 where he retired in 1989.
Carter was a lifelong outdoorsman. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, hiker, and skier. As a boy, he was a camper, counselor and Tripmaster at Mowgli's School of the Open in Hebron, N.H. He enjoyed taking his family on camping and cross-country car trips. He and Carol took annual summer trips to both Alaska and New Hampshire for 20 years.
Carter B. Gibbs was a self-made man, a dedicated and loving husband, and father. He always provided for his wife and family and lived a life of service and devotion to duty.
His beloved wife Carol preceded him in death on April 5th, 2018. Surviving family members are his son Scot Gibbs and his wife Amberly; his daughter Gail Moses; grandchildren Dylan Gibbs, Cheyanne Gibbs, Liam Morgan, Mackenzie Belanger and her husband Wyatt; and great-grandchildren Wyatt Belanger and Alexandra Belanger.
^The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Hearts for Hospice and Home Health. Their staff's compassionate care guided the family and provided comfort during Carter's last months.^
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 14th at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden, UT at 2:00 p.m. Family will greet friends from 12:30 ? 1:45 p.m. prior to the funeral service.
Interment with Military Honors in Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park. Immediately following there will be a light reception at Congregational United Church of Christ 3350 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84403.
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