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Trudy M. Gibbs


Trudy M. Gibbs, 54, of Wausau, died Monday, May 31, 2010 at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.

Trudy was born Trudy May Petri, on Aug. 10, 1955, in Wausau, to Louis and Muriel Petri.  She was one of four children.  She married her husband, David Gibbs, on Nov. 10, 1973, at her grandmother's home in Wausau.

Trudy lived a full and generous life.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandma, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, great aunt and friend to all.  She loved all and would help anyone in need.  Trudy loved being surrounded by her grandchildren and other children of all ages.  She was a skilled craftswoman and enjoyed quilting, scrapbooking, painting, gardening, canning and all crafting projects.  She has traveled many places, enjoyed sightseeing with her husband, and lived in many states, including Illinois, Mississippi, Idaho and Wisconsin.  They were also stationed in Japan for 2 ½ years supporting David's active duty time in the U.S. Air Force.  Since she was a young girl, she loved to swim.  She was a general leader in the 4-H for 15 years.  She was a member and librarian for the Pine Tree Quilt Guild and a member of another small quilt group.  She served in many callings at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and most recently was a nursery leader.  She has been a member of that church since 1975.  She will be truly missed by all.

Survivors include her husband, David Gibbs, Wausau; two sons, Jeremy (Maria) Gibbs, Oklahoma City, OK, and Christopher (Ashley) Gibbs, Wausau; two daughters, Melanie (Robert) Johnson, and Tiffany (Brian) Kirksey, both of Wausau; nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Marah and Marcus Gibbs, Alyson and Ean Johnson, Landen and Ayden Kirksey, Nicholas and Emma Gibbs; her mother, Muriel Petri, Wausau; one brother, Jon (Joyce) Petri, Napa, Calif.; and two sisters, Lucinda (Robert) Warnke, Tucson, Arz., and CeCile (Conrad) Sanborn, Wausau.

She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Ean; her father, Louis E. Petri; and her grandparents.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5405 Rib Mountain Dr., Wausau.  Bishop Mort McBain will officiate.  Burial will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, at the Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St. Wausau and again from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday.

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