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Thomas Gipson

Sep 27, 1943 - Mar 19, 2018
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Thomas (Tom) Edward Gipson, was born to George & Nellie Gipson, in Yakima WA, on September 27, 1943. Tom passed away March 19, 2018.
 
Tom lived his entire life in the Yakima Valley. Most of his youth was spent in the family furniture business, where he learned his salesmanship, bartering & people skills. In the early 70's he and his brother Ken started up their cleaning service business.
 
They did professional cleaning for many restaurants and businesses in the Yakima & Lower Valley. In 1986 he began working at YVCC as a custodian, retiring in 2008. He received several "employee of the month" awards during his tenure. He continued to buy, sell and trade throughout his life.
 
Tom married his first love, Susi Miller, on September 30, 1967, in Yakima WA, and together they had two daughters.
 
In the 1980's he met his longtime girlfriend Barb Durham. He helped raise her children as his own. Barb preceded him death.
 
The best of times were spent with his family. He loved casino road trips as well as going to yard sales every weekend. His favorite fishing hole was up at Rimrock Lake.
 
Remembered by his family and friends as a hardworking, fun loving guy, full of laughter and kindness, that's our Tom.
 
He is survived by his daughters; Hilaire Gipson, Jennifer Hays (Scott Harris), ex-spouse Susi Sutton, grandson, Samuel Hays, all from Redmond OR, brothers: Ken, Ray (Joan), Charlie (Liz), sisters; Marilyn Kelly and Phyllis Strain, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, his babies; Princess Rose & Toby. He is preceded in death by: his parents George R & Nellie P (Dunn), girlfriend, Barbara Durham, brothers; Gerry Sr., Norman, Bobby & Clifford, sisters; Lyla Pauline, Gloriann and June.
 
A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:00pm at Brookside Funeral Home (500 W. Prospect Moxee WA 98936). 
 

 

 

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