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Floyd and Ramona Gibbons

Photo page 389

Floyd Frederick Gibbons was born in Madrid on March 24, 1934, the son of Lester O. and Velora Gibbons. He continues to reside here in Madrid. The only time spent away from the community was the two years that he served in the U.S. Army (September 1955-October, 1957). He has been employed in Madrid at the Larson Agency (an insurance and real estate firm) for 25 years. Few people know his given name, as he has been called "Pinkie" since his early childhood.

Floyd married Romona (Charter) Gibbons on September 16, 1955. She is the daughter of Elston and Ruby Charter, who was born, reared, and married in Guthrie County, Iowa. Ramona was born in Guthrie County also, on January 18, 1936. The Charters moved to Madrid in 1949. Ramona and Floyd have two sons: Kerry Dean and Kevin Dale.

Kerry Dean Gibbons was born in Lavvton, Oklahoma on June 30, 1956. He married Rebecca Rae King on January 2, 1976. Kerry and Becky's wedding was the last marriage ceremony in the building known as the First Christian Church, located at the corner of Second and Union Streets, before the building was sold and razed. Kerry is a graduate of United Electronics Institute. He and his wife make their home in Mesa, Arizona.

Kevin Dale Gibbons was born in Des Moines, Iowa on June 28, 1959. He married Julia Ann Ewing on November 12, 1977. They have two sons: Jake Allen and Jeremiah John. Kevin and his family have a home in Madrid. He works as a printer at Western Printing & Lithographing Company in Madrid. Julie is employed at Bourns in Ames.

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