Category Archives: Framily

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Year

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One year ago – seems like yesterday. I sat like a little girl lost holding her hand. I am 30 now and I am an adult with my own life to live and yet I feel like an orphan. It is so strange.

Thomas F Gibbs Jr

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Carlsbad N.M. – 1SG Thomas Franklin Gibbs, Jr. (Retired), 58, died June 21, 2002 at Carlsbad Medical Center. Tom was born July 3, 1943 to the late Thomas F. Gibbs, Sr. and Wilmoth Whitlow Gibbs. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 20 years, Melody Ann Gibbs. Her passing in February 2002 had a profound affect on… Read more »

Coming Home

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Daddy died this afternoon. I called LK and told him I wanted to come home. I don’t want to be here anymore. Carlsbad was never where I wanted to be and with mom and dad both dead now .. I don’t think I could stand to live in this town. There are NO good memories for me here. I am… Read more »

Guilt

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There is a special place for people who fight cancer. I can’t think of another disease that kills the body and the spirit. Not just of the patient but their loved ones. It eats away at us all. I am feeling so guilty that Daddy had to go back into the hospital. I am afraid I won’t be able to… Read more »

Cancer Sucks

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Well I am out in NM once again — this time for good I think. Dad was diagnosed last week with terminal metastatic bladder cancer. Stage 4. I think he has been sick a long time. I can remember before LKs last deployment (well over a year ago) I told him that dad looked like he was just full of… Read more »

Melody Ann Merckling Gibbs

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Carlsbad N.M. – Melody Ann Merckling Gibbs, 55, died February 5, 2002 at Carlsbad Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, 1SG Thomas F. Gibbs, Jr. (Ret) and countless loved ones. She touched everyone she knew and to list them all would be near impossible. She was born January 8, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio. She was the daughter of… Read more »

Now What

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Hi all. I apologize for my recent silence online. I have not been able to get to a computer until today. We arrived around 2300 on Monday night – after a quick visit to the house and change of clothes we went to ICU to visit Mamma – Her vitals had been stable until I arrived – although the nurses… Read more »

Mom is gone…

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We made it out to Carlsbad about 2 hours before my mom died. I had to be the one to make the final decision to let her go. Her kidneys were shutting down and the scans were showing no activity in her brain. The stroke was a major one. Once I got to the hospital the nurses had told me… Read more »