Max Ondus Gibson

Max Ondus Gibson, age 90, departed this earthly life on March 15, 2022, after a battle with stomach cancer. Max was born to Ondus Horace Gibson and Remelda Nielsen-Gibson on January 25, 1932, in Tooele, Utah.


Max is preceded in death by his father Ondus, his mother, Remelda, younger brother, Bill Gibson, older siblings LaRay Gibson, Ivis Gibson-Allsop, and Jack Gibson, son, Michael Gibson, and daughter, Tamera Gibson-Megee.


Max is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Faye Peasnall-Gibson, daughter, Robbie Lynn Gibson-Daniele, sons Douglas Max Gibson and Mark Jay Gibson, daughter Mickey Gibson-Springer, brother, Jed Gibson, sister, Dorothy Jean Gibson-Tuttle, and over thirty grandchildren.


Max served in the United States Army during the Korean war for two years (1954-1956) and was stationed in Germany.


Max received a diploma in Commercial Art from the Salt Lake Trade Technical Institute, Salt Lake City on April 18, 1962. Max’s skill in artistry included portraits, landscapes, illustrated cartooning and advertisement in varied mediums such as oils, pastels, charcoal, watercolors, pen and pencil etchings, etc. In 1965, Max opened his own business, Gibson Sign Company in Tempe, Arizona. He provided sign painting and manufacturing services for 45 years until he retired in 2010.

Max loved fishing at the ocean, spending time on the beach, boating, painting, drawing, running marathons, and dancing. Most of all, Max dedicated his life to loving his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Max will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.


The family would like to thank you for your prayers, support, and help you provided during this time of sorrow. Your shared memories, comforting condolences, and gestures of love are truly appreciated.

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