August 2, 1931 - February 17, 2022
Neva passed away peacefully at Hospice of Spokane on Thursday, February 17, 2022. She was born on August 2, 1931 at sacred Heart in Spokane, and her parents were Walter and Caroline Rose.
She attended Bemis Elementary, and John Rogers High School. While in high school she met Ken, the love of her life. They were married in January of 1948 and were together for 68 years until Ken passed in 2016.
She worked for Cunningham Studio, Leo’s Studio, and several doctors’ offices over the years. She loved being around the water, swimming, boating, and spending time with family and friends around their pool.
After Ken’s retirement they became “Snow Birds”, spending many winters in Yuma, Arizona.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Caroline, and her husband Ken.
She is survived by: daughter Kathy Gibson (Gordon Williams), son Gary Gibson (Sharlene), and son Ken Gibson (Gayle). Two grandchildren: Ken Gibson (Catherine) and Angela Kinney (Travis). Four great grandchildren: Kyle Kinney (Jessie), Megan Gibson (Garrett), Calli Kinney (Jacob), and Colby Gibson. One great, great grandson: Weston.
We would like to thank Dr. Battaglia, Dr. Chase, and the nurses and staff at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Also, Hospice of Spokane North, nurses Shelli, Michelle, and Tatyana, and the staff for taking such wonderful care of our mother.
At mom’s request, a private family graveside service will be held at Spokane Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jerry Kennedy officiating.