Cynthia Gipson

GipsonSept. 25, 1949 – March 13, 2013

A celebration of the life of Cynthia “Cindy” M. Gipson of Norfolk, Neb., was held March 28 in Norfolk. Cindy, 63, died Wednesday, March 13.

She was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Roanoke, Va., the daughter of Dallas and Eleanor Loudermilk Miller. Her father was in the Air Force and the family moved frequently. She grew up in Virginia, Wyoming, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Mississippi, California and Morocco. She graduated from Cheyenne East High School and earned her bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate from Hastings College and her master’s degree from Wayne State College.

Cindy married Roger Gipson June 1, 1969, in Cheyenne. The couple lived in Hastings until 1977 at which time they moved to Norfolk. Cindy taught at Norfolk Junior High and Norfolk Middle School for 29 years.

She had a passion for literature, young adult literature and poetry and she loved to travel. She will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, caring and love. She lived by the motto that no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. Her love was the rock that built her devoted family.

She was preceded in death by her loving stepfather Ralph Necessary.

She is survived by her husband Roger of Norfolk; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Marie Gipson of Seattle, and son Neil of Washington, D.C.; mother Eleanor Necessary of Salem, Va.; father and stepmother, Dallas and Jean Miller of Newport News, Va., and her sister Ivy Miller of Hampton Roads, Va.

Caring friends can honor Cindy’s legacy by committing a random act of kindness and by reading aloud to their children and grandchildren.