Edward Merrell Gipson, Jr.

Born: Mon., Dec. 3, 1934
Died: Sat., Dec. 17, 2016

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Edward “Pete” Gipson, Jr, age 82, died Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Shard Villa in Salisbury.


Mr. Gipson was born in Middlebury on December 3, 1934. He was the son of Edward Merrell and Marjorie (Tarble) Gipson. He grew up in Middlebury where he received his early education and was graduated from Middlebury High School, class of 1953. He afterwards attended the University of Vermont, where he studied Civil Engineering. “Pete” entered the United States Army in July 1958 and was honorably discharged in July 1960. On November 23, 1963 he married Ruth Annie VanBuren in Middlebury. Mrs. Gipson predeceased him February 3, 2016. Mr. Gipson had worked as an Engineer for the Vermont Agency of Transportation for 38 years. He retired in 1996. He was a member of Middlebury American Legion Post #27. He also belonged to Union Lodge #2 Free & Accepted Masons, just this year he received his 50 year pin. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed reading and puzzles.


Surviving is two son’s; David Gipson and his wife Luella of Bridport and John Gipson and his wife Carolyn of Burlington, his sister; Ann R. Gipson of Middlebury and five grandchildren; Chantal, Lea, Jessica, Christopher and Lauren.


The graveside committal service and burial; with Military honors; will take place, at a later date, in Farmingdale Veterans Cemetery in Middlebury.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; The Columbus Smith Estate Trust at Shard Villa, 1177 Shard Villa Road, Salisbury, VT 05769.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.






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