Anderson, Bernice Gibbs

individual (person)
August 5 1900; May 19 1981
CORINNE-Bernice Gibbs Anderson, 80, died May 19, 1981, in a Brigham City nursing home.Born August 5, 1900, Denver, Colorado, to James Monroe and Frankie Phillips Gibbs. She married Laron G, Anderson September 18, 1918 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She lived with her grandmother from six weeks of age. Attended Corinne schools, and Boxelder High School. She was a former reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune, a newspaper correspondent and columnist for 12 years. Was a historical and poetry writer, had written numerous stories on the Golden Spike, railroading, the founding of Corrine, Utah, and other historical happenings In Northern Utah. She was appointed honorary chairman of the Utah Golden Spike Centennial Commission, by Governor Calvin S. Rampton. She founded the National Golden Spike Society in 1957, which has annually presented the May 10 Commemoration of the Driving of the Golden Spike.Survived by two daughters, four sons, Mrs. Ruth M. Michelli, Corinne; Mrs. Gaye B. Nelson, Vernal; Wayne L., Clinton M., and Darrell L., all Phoonix, Arizona; Max C. Pleasant View; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 23, 11 a.m. at the Corinne LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Olsen Funeral Home, Brigham City, Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. and at the Corinne Ward Relief Society Room, Saturday, one hour Prior to services.
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