January 9, 1930 ~ January 17, 2014
Alfred Derrall Gibbs, age 84, was peacefully called home by his Heavenly Father on January 17, 2014. He joins his beloved wife, Anne and son, Steven in Eternal Life. He was born on January 9, 1930 in Roxson Wyoming at his parent's cabin at their ranch halfway between Lusk and Newcastle. He met his beloved wife Anne while serving in the Navy in San Francisco during the Korean War. They were married in 1951. They started a family and had three boys while living in New Haven Connecticut. The family moved to California in 1961 and had their final child Judy in 1966. Alfred lived in Torrance for 52 years working for many different semiconductor companies. His favorite job was International Sales and Marketing with TRW where he worked for 25 years traveling around the world setting up sales organizations, training personnel and negotiating contracts with major clients. When he retired in 1991, he worked the next eight years part time as a travel agent so he could continue to travel. His passion was traveling the world, fishing with his sons, visiting family and friends, playing cards, and volunteering with church groups.
Alfred is survived by his sons: Al (Kathleen), Daniel (Monika), daughter: Judy (Jason) Dagenhart, grandchildren: Adam Rosen, Dylan Gibbs, and Sophia Gibbs, and sister: Katherine Chennaux. He was preceded in death by his wife: Anne Schlosser of 52 years, son: Steven Gibbs, parents: Emily and Lawrence Gibbs, and brothers: Clyde Gibbs and John Gibbs. His passing has left his family with heavy hearts and a great sadness but also with a lifetime of wonderful memories that will never pass from our hearts. He will be dearly missed by all.
A gathering of family and friends on Thursday January 30th from 5 to 8 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance 90503. Funeral Mass on Friday January 31st at 10 am at Nativity Catholic Church, 1447 Engracia Ave, Torrance 90501. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 South Western Ave, RPV 90275.
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