In Memoriam
RunninBear  Gibson
Sequoyah  HS ~ Student 1990s

     PAWNEE, OK --Runninbear “Bubba” Gibson  (Seq.student 1990s) ,  was born on Dec. 11, 1978 in Claremore, Okla. to George Gibson, Jr. and Diana Only A Chief. He passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 in Perkins, Okla. having reached the age of 33 years, 2 months and 18 days.

He attended basic training at Fort Sill and was stationed with B Battery, 2D Battalion, 3D Field Artillery Regiment Division Engineer Brigade in Germany.

He was employed with the Iowa Tribe as an Eagle Aviary Handler Assistant, a job he greatly enjoyed.

Runninbear is survived by his son, Isac Bennett Gibson, Washington State; daughter, Elisha Bennett Gibson, Washington State; mother, Diana Only A Chief and her companion, Billy Brown, Tulsa, Oklahoma; brothers, KerWynn N. Gibson, Stillwater, Okla.; Mikal H. Rice and his companion, Mary, Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Georgia Gibson, Stillwater, Okla.; plus numerous other relatives and friends. [NOTE: Children's mother probably Adoesha Bennett (Seq.Cls.'95)]

Runninbear was preceded in death by his father, George Gibson, Jr.; his paternal grandparents, George Gibson, Sr. and Cordelia Murray Gibson; and his maternal grandparents, Don Peters and Rosie Norman Peters.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Pawnee Nation Multi-Purpose Complex, Pawnee, Okla. with Rev. Warren Pratt, Jr., officiating. Interment was at the South Indian Cemetery, Pawnee, Okla.