Leo took his familiar smile and contagious laughter home on August 16, 2014. Leo was born in Portage, Utah to James Hyrum Gibbs and Hazel Jane Orgill in June 1922. With 6 brothers and 2 sisters he developed a unique gift of including everyone. If you knew Leo you felt included in his world. He was a friend to all. Being raised on a farm he learned to love horses and the value of hard work.
He was an active member of the LDS Church and served a full time mission in the Southern States Mission. Over his life he served in many ward and stake callings. Leo worked in sales, owned a Chevron gas station in North Salt Lake and was a manager at the Deseret Industries. He served as Justice of the Peace for the City of North Salt Lake, was a member of the Bountiful Lions Club and a member of the South Davis Sewer District Board.
Leo married Helen Elizabeth Hicks in 1950 in the Logan Temple. This marriage added two sons, Gary and Jeffery. They were later divorced. He then married Margaret Louise Culley Halpin in 1967. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. This marriage added three sons and two daughters, Robert, Sherrie, Richard, Pamela and Kelly.
He is survived by seven children, Gary (Tina) Gibbs, Robert Halpin Jr, Sherrie Shumway, Jeffery (Barbara) Gibbs, Richard (Margaret) Halpin, Pamela Mitchell and Kelly (Charlene) Gibbs and one sister, Velda Harris. Leo’s posterity includes 32 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. We are grateful to the staff and residents of The Inn on Barton Creek and South Davis Hospice for their friendship and loving care of Leo.
A viewing will be held Friday August 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Orchard 3rd Ward, 261 East Center Street, North Salt Lake and on Saturday August 23 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the same address. Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Portage City Cemetery, Portage. Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences online at www.serenityfhs.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home 801-255-2801.