NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Annabelle Jean Gibson, a former New Rochelle resident, died May 3. She was 87.
She was born Dec. 28, 1927 to the late Walter and Belle MacFarlane in Bronx, NY and was the eldest of two children. She was raised in New Rochelle, where her family was very active in the local Scottish community.
Gibson was set up on a blind date with John “Jack” Gibson by both their mothers. She and Jack were
married in 1950.
The couple raised their two sons in New Rochelle. They enjoyed many summers at the Echo Bay Yacht Club with their family and friends. When their sons were grown, they embarked on a new journey to Savannah, GA where they spent 30 years. J
Gibson loved to garden and spend time with friends. She was a proud member of the “Islanders”, a women’s social group.
After her husband passed away in 2010, Gibson relocated to San Jose, CA. She met friends quickly and participated in many activities. She often commented how she loved to look out of her front window at the “rolling hills.”
She was a very kind and loving person who touched many lives during her years in NY, GA, and CA. We will all miss her more than we can express.
Gibson is survived by her son David (Andrea) Gibson and her six grandchildren: Kathrine, Kristi and Kyle Gibson (Jim) and Drew, Hannah, and Chelsea Gibson (David).
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Jack, son, Jim, and brother, James.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Willow Glen Funeral Home, 1039 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA.