ROBERT E. GIBBS
October 18, 2016
Funeral services for Rob Gibbs, 64 year old former Buffalo resident, will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at 10:00 a.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Bob Ruby officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 24th from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Graveside services and burial will take place at Willow Grove Cemetery following the funeral. Mr. Gibbs passed away on October 18th at the Sheridan Manor Nursing Facility in Sheridan, Wyoming. Donations in Rob’s name may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com.
Robert Ellis Gibbs was born on January 3, 1952 in Sheridan, Wyoming to William D. and Sophia Gibbs. He grew up on the Wagonhammer Ranch northeast of Gillette where he attended country school. He graduated from Campbell County High School with the class of 1970. After high school, he attended trade school in Denver, Colorado for Auto Mechanics and from there, worked various jobs.
He was married in 1978 in Estes Park, Colorado to Joanne Rose, and the couple returned to Wyoming to work on the family ranch. Following a divorce, Rob enrolled at the University of Wyoming where he received a B.S. in Education.
After college, Rob moved to Evanston and worked as a Mental Health Counselor for several years before going to work for Walmart.
Then, in 2003, Rob moved to Buffalo to be closer to family. In 2011, he became a resident at the Sheridan Manor Nursing Facility. Rob continued his residency there until his death. Rob loved being on the ranch and working with the animals. He also enjoyed music and was an avid reader.
He is survived by one son, Michael Gibbs and his wife Monica of Morton, Washington; one brother, Bill Gibbs and his wife Grace of Buffalo; one sister Deanne Gibbs-Brown of Grayslake, Illinois; and two nephews, Mark and Keven Gibbs of Denver, Colorado and Dallas, TX., and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.