Dr. James Palmer Gibson, 54, passed away suddenly Monday morning, July 20, 1998 in Sun Valley, Idaho of an apparent heart attack.

He was born March 26, 1944 in Ogden, Utah to Elmer Hadley and Kathryn Palmer Gibson. He married Betty Joan Smith on August 3, 1967 in the Logan LDS Temple.He graduated from Logan High School and continued his education at Utah State University where he received a bachelor degree in veterinary science. He served in the United States Army Reserves for eight years. In 1973, he received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University.

He returned to Logan where he worked with his father, practicing at the Bridgerland-Cache Animal Hospital for 25 years.

He served in the Fiji-Tonga L.D.S. Mission. He also served in various church callings and was serving as Bishop of the Logan 16th Ward at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Smith Gibson; five sons: Justin (Keri) Gibson, Clinton, Jason (Michelle) Gibson, Ft. Collins, Colorado; Jaren (Amanda) Gibson, Logan; James and Jacob Gibson both, of Logan; two daughters: Jodi (Lyle) Lundberg, Logan, and Jessica (Paul) Sanders, Ft. Collins, Colorado. He is also survived by his mother, Katheryn Palmer Gibson, of Logan; and his sister, Connie (Kent) Christofferson, Salt Lake City. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Elmer Hadley Gibson.

Funeral service will be held at noon, Saturday, July 25, 1998 in the Logan 16th Ward chapel, 125 West 600 North with President Patrick Nolan of the Logan Cache West Stake conducting. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Cranney Mortuary, 420 East 1800 North and at the church Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in the Logan City Cemetery.

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