Steven Ray Gibbs
July 16, 1953 –– Aug. 16, 2017
Steven Ray Gibbs went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ and his wife, the late Marvella (nee Lappin) Gibbs Aug. 16, 2017.
He was born July 16, 1953, in Enterprise to Clyde and Lola Opal (nee Davis) Gibbs. He attended school in Wallowa County and graduated from Enterprise High School in June 1971.
After graduation, Steve held jobs as a police officer with the Enterprise Police Department and was a deputy sheriff with the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office.
He met Marvella soon after leaving the sheriff’s office, and they were married in 1978 in Corvallis, Ore. They were married for 36 years prior to Marvella’s homegoing in 2014.
Steve entered the U.S. Army in 1984 at 31, the cutoff age for enlistment. His service took him to locations such as Washington, California and Arizona. He served honorably until he was medically discharged.
He then served as a federal police officer at Fort Ord, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area, raising three children until their return to Oregon.
In 1997, Steve accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and served Him until his death. He passed away from complications related to Multiple Sclerosis.