Norma Bailey Gibby, Laguna Niguel, CA
NORMA GIBBY OBITUARY
May 26, 1923 - April 9, 2023 Norma Bailey Gibby was born in Basin, Idaho living there until she was 3 years of age. She moved several times throughout her life living in Burley, Idaho; Highland Park, California; Glendale, California; Provo, Utah; Fullerton, California; Mission Viejo, California; and Laguna Niguel, California.
Norma was in her 100th year of life, turning 100 on May 26, when she was called home. Norma was resilient and known for her positivity and genuine care for others.
She lost her mother when she was only 10 years old and her father at 16 years of age. She learned to cook, clean, and iron and helped support the family financially and emotionally. When asked how she made it through these trials she proclaimed that she was "born brave".
She worked many jobs from the ice cream parlor, was a "lead girl", built fuel tanks for bomber airplanes in the war, and later ran a daycare out of her home.
Her secret to longevity was a positive attitude and really living.
She loved adventure hot air ballooning, and at 95 years old zip lining.
Norma married the love of her life, Delbert Gibby when she was 22 years old. Their love was rare and beautiful with Del writing her poems and love letters til the end of his life.
Norma raised four children Lynda '65; Tim, '67; Rick, and Lisa, all of whom she was extremely proud of. Her family and her membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are the two things she valued above all else.
She had a firm testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation even proclaiming, "When I go, don't mourn me because I'm going to be happy. I've got the dearest husband that a woman could ever have waiting for me, and he will be there. I know for certain there is a hereafter and the Lord is ready to receive us when it is our time."
Norma always found joy in the journey, she taught us how to love, how to serve, to be grateful, to have strength and courage.