Linda Eddie Gibbs, wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, age 70, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away at The Forum at Desert Harbor on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. She was born August 10, 1948 in Winner, South Dakota to Ivor “Lee” Eddie and Irene Carol (Fast) Eddie.
Linda married her college sweetheart John “Jack” Gibbs on June 1, 1968. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jack and Linda have resided in many U.S. cities due to Jack’s career: Rapid City, South Dakota; Great Bend, Kansas; Denver, Colorado; and Gilbert, Arizona. They recently retired in Sun City, Arizona. Jack and Linda loved to travel. They took the whole family on trips across the country to give their children and four grandchildren memories to last a lifetime.
Left to cherish Linda’s memory are her husband Jack; son Kevin Gibbs (Kylie) of Gretna, Nebraska; daughter Kelly Marshall (Matthew) of Phoenix, Arizona; brothers Dennis Eddie of Chino Valley, Arizona; Randy Eddie (Valora) of Winner, South Dakota; Ron Eddie of Austin, Texas; sister Darla Eddie Pistulka of Mitchell South Dakota; best friend and honorary sister Judy Frie (Jim); four grandchildren: Ethan, Lukas, Treyden, and MaKenzie Gibbs and several nieces and nephews.
Linda worked 46 years in accounting and payroll and thoroughly enjoyed helping people. Whereas in her youth she was very shy, she discovered she had the gift of gab in her later years. No person was a stranger to Linda. The Eddie family is known for their sharp wit and rampant sarcastic humor. Linda approached life with rose-colored glasses and laughter.
A celebration of life will be held in memory of Linda on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Regency Mortuary: 9850 West Thunderbird Road, Sun City, Arizona 85373. Pastor Sil Herrera will officiate. A second celebration will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Winner United Methodist Church: 301 W 4th St, Winner, South Dakota, with Pastor John Britt officiating.