Hey everyone, if you’re reading this I am probably gone! Jud is going to be so mad at me! I promised her I wouldn’t leave. Life on this earth often has different plans for us. First of all, I was born of goodly parent’s, Bryce and Harriett Gibb, in Cardston, Alberta Canada. I came into this world on August 16th 1944. (Boy, that sounds so old it must be a mistake.) My two brothers, Bryce and Duane constantly beat on and tormented me. They even threw me out of the hay loft on more than one occasion. Sometimes I was a trouble maker at school, so my mom told the teachers to have me read National Geographic Magazine. The teachers thought it was crazy as I was only in Kindergarten but Mom said “that is what he does at home” so they let me. For me life really started in 1956 when I met a skinny little blonde named Judy in P.E. dance class. (oh, those dates again!) and the rest was history. Jud and I have been married for 58 years this July. We were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.
The Lord has placed in our path amazing opportunities over the years and we have tried our best to take advantage of all of them. Throughout our life starting at BYU I was able to receive three degrees from three different colleges. What a ride going to college for twelve years. After getting my J.D. I landed at the door of DMBA and was hired as their legal counsel. I worked there for Thirty-Two Years. I loved working for the church, I was able to work with several Prophets, the quorum of the twelve and other amazing men. I also had the opportunity to teach night school for three different Universities and I hope touched thousands of students lives.
For Jud and I our greatest accomplishment was giving the world six amazing children: Victor Todd, Brian Jay, Christopher Scott, Amanda, Greg Patrick and Robin. Whom then turned around and made fifteen amazing Grandchildren whom all walk uprightly before the Lord.
Those who know me know of my love for High School and College sports, especially BYU. To say that I was obsessed with BYU was putting it lightly. Jud said that I often missed amazing play’s because I was out pacing the halls, unable to handle the pressure.
Let’s jump ahead twenty years. Jud, Amanda and I got to serve in the Sydney Australia Mission in the Public Affairs office. As I didn’t serve a mission when I was younger it was my life-long dream to serve with my eternal companion and fulfill the promise that I was given in my Patriarchal blessing. It was amazing to see the beauty of Australia and the Asian Pacific Islands. We were touched and influenced by so many people there.
It’s time to wrap this thing up. These last few years have been amazing! I have been able to serve in the Provo temple two days a week, working as the initiatory coordinator. It has been a great blessing and has strengthened my testimony of the work of the Lord. I have felt so close to the Lord while working in the temple. I am sad beyond words to leave Jud and my family however; I look forward to my mission in the spirit world and the time I will see my Savior Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven and soon my cherished eternal companion.
So, I’ll say goodbye until we meet again.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Timpview Stake Center Chapel, 1050 N 600 W, Orem, Utah with a viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Family and friends may attend a viewing Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
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