Carol V. Gibson, 83, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Carol V. Gibson, 83, wife of the late Gerald W. Gibson, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Hospice of Jefferson County where she had resided since Nov. 22.

Born July 26, 1936, in Watertown, a daughter of Everett and Florence (Bartlett) Dillabaugh, she graduated from Watertown High School.

She loved crossword puzzles, playing cards, and dancing.

Carol could also grow anything.

Surviving are her children, Linda Youngs, Terry Gibson, Dawn Gibson, Sandra Benway; and her grandchildren, Amy, Andrew, Matthew, Michelle, Melissa, Robert, Amber, Cassandra, Cody; 12 great-grandchildren; and an extended family of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Carol’s family would like to acknowledge her brother, Richard Dillabaugh, her sister, Susan Wilson, and her nephew, Randy Colligan, for the support they showed Carol’s children and the compassion they showed Carol.

Besides her husband, Gerald, she was predeceased by six siblings.

There will be no calling hours, per Carol’s request. The family will arrange a celebration of life at a later date.

Donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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