Obituaries — June 21, 2017

Lt. Col. Robert J. Gibbs

April 20, 1943 – June 5, 2017

Lt. Col. Robert J. Gibbs passed away in Sequim Washington, on June 5th, 2017.

Retired Lt. Col. from the US Army, having served for nearly 30 years with special campaigns in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Korea and Eastern Europe. Since relocating to Sequim in 2007 he continued to serve with the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

He was a scholar and has taught high school and college level courses in political science, history and government. He had always been an avid researcher, debater and learner. He received two undergraduate degrees and two master’s degrees, and also completed two years of post-graduate research at St. Catherine’s College while at Oxford University in England. More recently he has become very involved with international oil and gas production and transportation.

He became an honored member of the Wold Association of International Scholars out of Stanford University many years ago. This network of scholars provided him with many cherished friends.

He leaves behind his wife Rose, of almost 47 years, who lives in Sequim, his son, Thurston, and daughter, Felicity, and one granddaughter, Madisyn, who all reside in California. He also leaves his brothers, Michael and Richard and their families.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation to the Fisher House at VA Puget Sound in Seattle or any Fisher House Foundation, or, locally, the Captain Joseph House in Port Angeles for veterans and their families.

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