Summit pioneer Howard Giberson passes |

Summit pioneer Howard Giberson passes

Special to the Daily/Bob WinsettCharles Howard Giberson passed away on Sunday, July 8, at the Bear Creek Nursing Home in Morrison at the age of 95.

Charles Howard Giberson passed away on Sunday, at the Bear Creek Nursing Home in Morrison at the age of 95.

Giberson was born on the family ranch between the Town of Frisco and Old Dillon. He was born to Wilbert (Web) and Elizabeth (Molly McDonald) Giberson on March 22, 1912.

He was a third generation Summit County pioneer.

Charles Howard Giberson attended elementary school in Old Dillon and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1934.

He ranched with his father and brothers.

In 1937, he married Lura Belle Allworth. He took over the family ranch when his parents retired.

During his ranching days, he found time to ride with the “Roundup Riders of the Rockies,” which is an all-male group who enjoyed camaraderie on horseback, which he did for 20 years.

Giberson was also a member of the local Masons in Breckenridge, where he reached the position of Grand Master in 1961.

He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Bible Church and served as a deacon, treasurer and elder.

Giberson was very active in the Senior Olympics, receiving several medals for cross country skiing and for snowshoeing.

He enjoyed playing horseshoes and pool. And enjoyed bowling in Breckenridge.

He also traveled extensively throughout the world.

Giberson is survived by sister-in-law Burdena Giberson, Lelon (Tom) and (Edna Mae) Giberson; Gary, (Gloria) Giberson; Mickie Ostermiller; Peggy (Ron) Alexander; Alice (Jim) Carbary; Marjorie (Jerry) Bendall; Ed Tyrell; Lura (Dick) Bolek; Katherine (Warren) Gutting; and numerous great nieces and nephews and by his many friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lura Belle Allworth Giberson; his parents, Web and Molly Giberson; his four brothers, James, Roy, Glenn and Donald; and his only sister, Sue Giberson Chamberlain and several nieces and nephews.

The public memorial service will be held at Rocky Mountain Bible Church in Frisco on Friday, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Dillon Cemetery immediately following the service.

A reception will be held at the Rocky Mountain Bible Church following the graveside services.

Memorial contributions can be made to:

– Rocky Mountain Bible Church, P.O. Box 148, Frisco, CO 80443;

– National MS Society-Colorado, P.O. Box 173818, Denver, CO 80217-3818.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home in Leadville.

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