Lola "June" Gibbs
December 27, 2017
On February 11, 1953, Lola "June" Gibbs was born to James & Marie Gibbs in Dodge City, Kansas. Later, June and her family moved to Montana.
In 1973 she met Eneas Victor Phillips, and they were married a short time later on August 4, 1973. They were married for over 41 years, until Victor's passing in April of 2015. From this marriage, they had two children, Victor & Paul.
June always loved children. Most of her life was spent caring for and teaching children. In their early married years, June & Victor had many foster kids come and go and stay with them in their home. One of these children was Mindy, who they raised and love as their own.
June also cared for Mindy's children, Drak-O, Zander, Malaysia, Sonny, Filly, Piper & Riot, as her own. June taught as a para-professional in the Special Education department in Eureka, Hardin, and Box Elder Schools. Many of her students remained near and dear to her heart until the end.
In the early 90s, June went back to school and received her Associated Art Degree in teaching. June also spent over two decades caring for the developmentally disabled. She worked at Big Sandy Activities until her failing health prevented her from continuing.
The ladies at the BSA Women's Home were very special to her. She treated them as her own family. Lola "June" Phillips, 64, passed away on December 20th 2017 at Big Sandy Medical Center.
June is preceded in death by her parents James and Marie Gibbs (Hammons), her husband, Victor, brothers baby Roy, Charles (CP) Hammons; sisters Tammy and Bessie Hammons and Allie Gibbs.
She is survived by her children Victor (Karli) of Big Sandy, Paul (Mikel) of Ronan, Mindy Gravelle, Drak-0 & Zander Phillips, Malaysia, Sonny, Filly, Piper and Riot Gravelle; brothers Butch (Wanda) Gibbs of Kansas, Tom (LuDawn) Hammons, Gary Gibbs Colorado, Michael Montgomry of Oklahoma, Jeff Boles of Kansas; sisters Lavina Houdeshell of Kansas, Bonita (Ron Butler) Sickafoose, Donita Larson, both of Big Sandy, Sandie (Grant) Kuryluk of Canada; grandkids Victor "Glen" (Tori Blea), Chase (Callie Fredenberg), Dusti, Kodi-Jo, Danni and Yanci Phillips, Wyatt and William Phillips, Orion and Haley Kennedy. And many nieces and nephews that she loved very much.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Big Sandy Community Church of God starting at 2:00 PM, with a viewing at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Big Sandy Community Church of God.