"Collie" was born July 24, 1933 to TED and LILLIAN HOECK in Beach, ND. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 17, 2008 in Puyallup WA. COLLIE's smile and positive outlook in her long battle with MS will be admired by everyone who knew her.
COLLIE graduated from Beach High School in 1951. She left North Dakota to attend Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated in 1954.
While in nursing school, COLLIE met and fell in love with THOMAS GIBBON. They were married February 12, 1955. She was a devoted mother to her three daughters and a caring nurturing friend to many. She is survived by her husband, TOM; her daughter, MARLENE WOOLF, her husband, ROGER and son, KEVIN; her daughter, PATRICIA HAYES, her husband,PATRICK and daughters, HALEY and LIBBY; and her daughter, LORI GOODELL. COLLIE is also survived by 2 brothers, 5 sisters and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
A memorial service will be held for COLLIE at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Creator Lutheran Cnurch, which is located at 16702 S. Tapps Dr. E. in Bonney Lake, WA. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to the National MS Society or to Group Health Hospice.
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