Doris Gibbs Smith
Doris was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada, Dec. 2, 1921, daughter of Edward and Maude (Rowe) Poole. She moved to Golden Crest three years ago.
Doris was a 1939 graduate of the Saugus (Mass.) High School.
Doris was a longtime active member of the Peabody Chapter 35, Order of the Eastern Star, and traveled the state in 1963-64 as Grand Marshal when her husband, Walter, was the Worthy Grand Patron. She was a member of the Northfield-Tilton Congregational Church in Tilton where she served as a member of the Ladies’ Circle for many years.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Walter E. Gibbs Sr., in 1980; by her second husband, O. Albion Smith, in 1998; and her sons-in-law, Richard Sullivan of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Jack Magoon of Tilton.
Doris leaves her son, Walter E. Gibbs Jr. and wife Barbara of Alton Bay; daughters Dianne Gibbs Sullivan of Shrewsbury, Mass., Eleanor Gibbs Magoon of Tilton, and Karen Gibbs Brown and husband Duane of South Portland, Maine; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Helen Trefry of Saugus, Mass.; brothers-in-law Edward Gibbs III of Meredith and Charles Gibbs of Franklin; and sister-in-law Alice Head of Epsom.
At Doris’ request, there will be no calling hours.
Burial will be with her husband, Walter, in Park Cemetery in Tilton with a private committal service at a later date.
The family would like to thank all of those on staff at the Golden Crest for the sincere love and care they gave Doris during her stay there, and especially the respect shown during her last hours.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Doris’ name to the Resident Council at the Golden Crest, 29 Baldwin St., Franklin NH 03235; or to the charity of one’s choice.
For more information, go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.