Melba Faye Gibbins - Obituaries

Melba Faye Gibbins

July 12, 1944 - July 29, 2017
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Melba Faye Gibbins
Cement, Oklahoma

Was born July 12, 1944 in Wellington, TX to Huston Columbus and Rosa Agnes (Chambers) Carter. She passed away at her home in Cement, OK on July 29, 2017 at the age of 73.

In 1962, Melba met Vancie Lee Gibbins. When Vancie first saw Melba, he knew he was going to ask her to marry him. They were married on February 5, 1963 in Rosedale, CA. Later that year in December, their daughter Joy was born. While Melba stayed home taking care of their family for a few years, she later went to work for the U.S. Post Office as a Postal Carrier. In 1973 their second daughter, Diana Lee, was born and Melba stayed home raising their daughters. Melba was always actively involved with her daughters’ education. Melba volunteered and held board positions with the local PTA organizations.
In 1978 they moved to Oklahoma, Vancie worked in the oilfield until he retired and Melba went to work at Ft. Sill as a Transportation Counselor where she primarily worked until her retirement last year.

Melba was fond of spoiling her grandsons, who she would tell everyone, they were her heart. Melba loved the Oklahoma outdoors fishing and gardening with her husband and grandsons. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, and doing ceramics with her daughters and sisters. She loved spending time with her family whether it was having them over at her house, family get-togethers, or camping out at the lake and taking her grandsons fishing.

She is survived by:
Her husband, Vancie, of the home

2 daughters and their husbands-

Joy and Wayne Feldman Lawton, OK
Diana Lee and Bret Drennan Chickasha, OK

6 grandchildren-
Steven and Kaetlyn Feldman; Nolen Drennan, Tanner Drennan, Gentry Drennan, Lee and Beth Feldman; Cheryl McKendry

7 great-grandchildren-
Cade Feldman, Ralston Feldman, Rylan Feldman, Michael Feldman, Mason McKendry, Landon McKendry, Logan McKendry

1 brother-
Gerald Carter Cement, OK

3 sisters-
Janice Carter Lawton, OK
Kathryn Madson Cement, OK
Rosa Wages Rush Springs, OK

And many nephews and nieces

She was preceded in death by:
Her parents
3 brothers- Huston Wayne Carter, Milton Carter, Calvin Carter
1 sister- Emily Maguire

A Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 A.M. at the Fort Sill National Cemetery Pavilion with Pastor Josh Abbott officiating, burial will be in Ft. Sill National Cemetery under the direction of Crews Funeral Home.

Service Information

Date: August 1, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: August 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 am

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Lee and Family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Kim and Alex Gibbins
Hot Springs Villiage, AR
RIP Aunt will be missed by all of us.  We loved the times we got to spend with you and Uncle Vancie with Joy and Lee.  Can't wait til the day we see you again. We will always love you.
Wayne Feldman
Lawton, OK
God bless....
Cheryl McKendry
Lebanon, OR
The world was a better place with you in it.
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Loretta Perry
Gravette, AR
My heart and prayers go out to you Lee and all your family and friends
Kathryn Ann Madson
Cement, OK
I Love You so much.
Karen Carter
Show Low, AZ
I wish more than anything I could be there with y'all. I am so sorry for your hurt right now Uncle Vancie. I love you More than words!!!
Jeremy Carter
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Amber (Wages) Faul
Baker, LA
I love you Aunt Melba.  I will cherish every memory for the rest of my days.
Bobby Madson
Cement, OK
There is no words that can express how much we love you Aunt Melba .My heart is deeply sadden of your passing.My birthday s will never be the same.. I know there is another Angel looking down on us...
Michelle Madson
Bakersfield, CA
Uncle Vancie, Joy and Lee, I wish I could be there for you all. I love you. I will forever keep my memories of Aunt Melba, her laugh... oh how she would laugh (Probably at us kids being silly) I'll always hold close to my heart that summer I practically lived with you all...the trip to Oklahoma... All of the kindness and help you all provided for Eva's wedding.
In my heart and mind I can see her laughing, and smiling. I'll miss you.
I love you my family, I wish I was closer.
Debbie McGraw
San Diego, CA
I remember Aunt Melba and Uncle Vancie from when I was a little girl.  Beautiful people with such big hearts. I am so very sorry for your loss.
LaVerne Remy Chaney
Holden, LA
So sorry for y'alls loss. She was always such a sweet lady!!
Whitney Hammond
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The Hammond Family
Oklahoma City, OK
I loved Aunt Melba very much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and we are here for you if you need anything. Please take comfort that she is no longer in pain and is now up in heaven with the rest of the family that preceded her. I imagine her getting a big hug from grandma and grandpa, dad, Uncle Milton, and Emily as soon as she arrived.

Please let us know if there is anything at all that we can do for any of you.
With sympathy and love,
Christian, Whitney, and Alexis
Michael & Kimberly Friton
Chickasha, OK
Thoughts and prayers to the family!
Gerald Carte
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Sue and Harvey Booth
Bakersfield, CA
So very sorry for your loss, Melba was a super lady very dear to all who knew her RIP dear lady.
Crystal bethell
Bakersfield, CA
I send my love and condolences to the family. Im very glad I got to meet Aunt Melba when I was was younger. Although it was only for the summer I have great memories of the time i got to spend with her.
Barbara Cates Martin
Anadarko, OK
Went to school with Melba and worked with her at the Cement Bank. My prayers to her family.
Barbara Cates Martin
Anadarko, OK
Went to school with Melba and worked with her at the Cement Bank. My prayers to her family.
Heather Speer
Chickasha, OK
Such a loss of a WONDERFUL woman. So happy to have known her. Many prayers for the whole family
Jim & Annette Beazer
Lawton, OK
Rest in peace my friend.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Tazz Shackelford
Apache, OK
You will be missed aunt Melba. But God knows that you are in a better place in heaven. My sympathy goes out to you Vance joy and Lee. And all the rest of you.
Trenda Roulain
Apache, OK
Heaven is getting a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with her beautiful family. Love you guys.
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