BENSON ó Neva Gibbs, 68, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 8, 1945, in Windsor Locks, Conn., the daughter of Clealand and Lorraine (Abbott) Swenor.
She grew up in Columbia, Conn., and graduated from Windham High School in Windham, Conn.
She married Russell E. Gibbs in 1965, and came to Vermont in 1970. The couple first lived in Forest Dale, and were residents of Benson for the past 18 years.
She was employed for a number of years at the former Tambrands Company in Rutland.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards and fishing.
Survivors include her husband, Russell E. Gibbs Sr. of Benson; her children, Patricia Duby of Texas, Theron Gibbs and Russell E. Gibbs Jr., both of Rutland, Owen Gibbs of Fair Haven, and Samantha West of Benson; a brother, Clealand Swenor of Texas; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service celebrating her life will be conducted Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Mallory Funeral Home, 4 South Park Place, in Fair Haven. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 121 Connor Way, Ste. 240, Williston, VT 05495-1460.