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Judith Marie Stiborek Gibson

May 12, 1958 — October 26, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Judith Marie Stiborek Gibson died October 26th, 2023 at the age of 65 of a bad heart valve and kidney failure.

 

Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 12, 1958, to Lola Bowman Stiborek and Oldrich John Stiborek, Judy was a retired fire inspector for Clark County Fire Department and Clark County Building Department. She had also worked as an insurance adjuster, retail manager, and for Clark County election department. She also worked in data processing for the state and other companies for several years.

 

Judy had a smile that brightened the world and the lives of those around her. She was forever optimistic, even despite various illnesses over the last few years.

Judy traveled much of the world and had seen many countries. She had traveled to multiple countries in Asia and Europe and to New Zealand. She particularly loved Greece. She has spent her life loving people and loving life. She supported charities such as children’s hospitals, animal welfare, church, soup kitchens, national parks, and cancer research.

 

She was a three-time cancer survivor, most recently from breast cancer in 2022.

She believed that she could rise above her challenges and that a cancer diagnosis was not a life-ending event. She was a two-time stroke survivor.

 

Judy made friends wherever she went. She had a great interest in people and families. She constantly tried to make the world a better place. She loved to have a garden. During the last few years, her medical limitations meant that she couldn’t go out and garden in the back yard, which she longed to do. She loved flowers and fruit trees. She forbade her husband from killing the weeds in the lawn, because she knew dandelions supported the bees in the early Spring.

 

Along with her mom. she gave homemade jams and jellies to friends and neighbors during the holiday season. She loved to can tomatoes and freeze vast quantities of pomegranate juice and lemon juice.

 

She took early retirement from the County in part to care for her aging mother.

She volunteered in her church in various jobs. Although she had leadership positions in the church, her favorite jobs involved teaching young children about Jesus. She loved working with those children, and also loved working with older women who needed help and friendship.

 

When her health didn’t permit more involvement, she started sending notes of encouragement to those who needed it. She comforted those in need and helped those in need of emotional sustainment. She loved almost everyone.

 

She would tell anyone below the rank of assistant chief how to drive, including her husband. We would joke she should have a job giving driver’s tests at DMV. She cared about almost everyone she met, even if their driving lacked perfection.

 

As a fire inspector, she was fearless and professional. She enforced the laws knowing that she made a difference in protecting the life of visitors and workers. She worked hard to make Clark County safer. New Year’s Eve would sometimes find her shivering on the roof of a hotel as fireworks shot off directly above her and all around her.

 

Judy married her husband Daryl R. Gibson in 1997. Theirs was a life filled with happiness and joy. Although they were unable to have children, family members helped fill her life. She loved many of her nieces and nephews as if they were her own children and grandchildren.

 

Judy was a caring, loving soul. Her death is a great loss to all of us.

 

Funeral services for Judith will be held starting at 10:45 a. m. Saturday, November 11th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1001 North Christy Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

A viewing/visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Additionally, a viewing will be held the night before, November 10th, 2023, at the church, from 6:30-8 p.m.

 

We ask those people attending the services consider wearing some bright clothing, not just somber outfits. A bright outfit, scarf, or a bright tie would be appropriate. Judy loved color and loved life. We celebrate her life, not her death.

 

Judy leaves behind three sisters and one brother: sisters Evelyn Johnson (Rand), Orem Utah; Elizabeth Martin (Rick), Las Vegas Nevada; her brother John Stiborek (Linda), Tracy California; and her sister Marilyn Meyer (Tom), Orem Utah.

 

She also leaves behind her husband Daryl and many nieces, nephews and cousins, an aunt and uncle, plus many friends and former co-workers whom she considered family.

 

Judy was preceded in death by her mother and father Lola and John Stiborek, and by a stillborn sister, Emily, by grandparents on both sides, and almost all of her aunts and uncles.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a children’s hospital where your contribution will be used for patient care. Judy contributed to several, including Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City and both Shriners Hospital and St. Jude’s Research Hospital nationally.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Judith Marie Stiborek Gibson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, November 11, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Pacific time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1001 N Christy Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89110

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 11, 2023

10:45am - 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1001 N Christy Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89110

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Burial

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Davis Funeral Homes & Memorial Park

6200 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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