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Marsha Gibson

September 3, 2001

Age 50, of Houston, died Monday evening at Hermann Hospital as a result of an automobile accident. Ms. Gibson was born on March 2, 1951, in Andrews, Texas to Ronald E. Gibson and Mary Fox Gibson. A graduate of Spring Woods High School, she was a very caring and giving person who was known for her love of animals and plants. Survivors include her mother, Mary Fox Gibson Mann of Houston; her father and step-mother, Ronald E. and Joyce Gibson of Whitney, Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Sam Barr of Weimar, Texas; and brother and sister-in-law, David C. and Karen Gibson of Houston; special friend, Ted Clark of Lake Jackson, Texas; nieces and nephews, Sara Hubbard, Hannah Hubbard, Leah Gibson and Daniel Gibson; an aunt, Betty Fox Laughlin of Houston; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 6:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. Friday, September 7, 2001, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway at Eldridge. Graveside Services will be conducted at 11:30 A. M. Saturday, September 8, 2001, at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, with the Rev. M. Eugene Vickrey officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to, Houston S.P.C.A., 900 Portway, Houston, Texas 77024.

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02/20/09 11:27 AM #1    

J. E. (Jason) Lyons

Marsha and I (as Jim) were not friends in high school as we were at opposite ends of the political spectrum. However, after I had become "Jason" and she had become "Star", we spent a short but intense time together when she came into town for an anti-war rally. She made a lasting impression on me in the couple of days we spent together. I don't remember the particulars of how we became reaquanted but I think it was late 1970 or early 1971 when Gary Alford and I were living in Montrose just down the street from Nelson Moy and the Sit brothers. Anyway, I remember being quite impressed with her intellect and intensity. Being a Texas gentleman, I do remember opening a door for her and getting quite a scolding about being a sexist and from then on she opened all the doors for me! I don't remember ever seeing her again (perhaps at one of our reunions?) but I did attend her funeral out of admiration and respect for a beautiful person both inside and out.

03/02/09 03:55 PM #2    

Michael J. August

I remember attending school with Marsha starting at Spring Woods Junior High. I always really liked her. In high school we rode to San Antonio to the Trinity Yearbook Workshop in my Dad's Mustang.

I ran into her after graduation twice, the last time at the 10th reunion. We had a nice visit there.

I don't normally read the obits, but the day her's was published it was opposite the editorial page. Guess it was fate that I saw it. I was shocked to hear about the terrible accident that took her life. I went to the funeral and felt that others in the class were present but didn't really recognize anyone.

She was a good person with a great heart.

04/25/09 11:29 AM #3    

Vonnie Hooks (Grether)

WHen Marsha came to Spring Woods Junior High everyone stopped to see her, her beauty and they stared as she walked down the hall. At lunch people would parade by her as she ate, I was amazed. Getting to know her over the years she showed that she had such an attitude of adventure, I remember the article in the Zest Magazine in 1975 where she lived in a hippy commune in California, Star was her name, they featured her. I saw her right before she died, she had just gotten married and was living in Angleton with her husband, she finally was happy and home. I'm sorry for her death, she will be missed.

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