Barbara Rose Giboney

May 19, 1923 – Jun 3, 2016



  •  Barbara Rose (Uttendorfer) Giboney devoted Wife and Loving Mother (Betty)
  •  Age 93
  •  Born in Renton, WA on May 19, 1923
  •  Died Friday June 3, 2016
  •  Parents: Michael Uttendorfer and Betty (Scheierbrand ? ) Uttendorfer
  •  Graduated from Foster High School June of 1941
  •  Married to George A. Giboney for 72 years. (George Died Dec 12, 2013)
  •  She was known as “Betty” and was active in the Presbyterian Church in Foster. She Met George (a Minister’s son) through the church and school. He played sports including tennis and loved airplanes and cars and they dated while at Foster High School.

Betty and George loved Boating starting out with a small runabout towing a rowboat over to Vashon Island with their children in tow for a picnic, to an 18 foot cabin cruiser in the late 1950’s and ultimately to a 42 foot diesel powered Trawler –style Yacht which they lived aboard for nearly 20 years. Betty loved the fishing, the sea air and the adventure, and George was the captain of his ship and navigated with a high level of expertise in local Puget Sound Waters and also on the open ocean.

Betty raised four boys while working for the Phone Company, Boeing Company, and Snohomish School District. She was the neighborhood Mom that all the kids gravitated to and she was always happy to have them around.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Sister Rosina (Gramman), Brother Sonny (in infancy).

She is survived by Sons: George A Giboney Jr. (Patsy), Richard M, Thomas E (Constance), and Steven A (Connie).

Grandchildren: Brian, Brett, (Richard), Cara, Colin, Dean, Timothy (Thomas), Curtis (Steve).

Great Grandchildren: Andrew and Anna Jennings (Cara), Emma, Joshua, and Hannah (Colin), Nora, Caleb and Luke (Dean), Isabelle and Emmett (Timothy), Kailee and Kaden (Brett), Grayson (Brian)

Funeral Arrangements: WA Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Washington Memorial Park, SeaTac, WA

Viewing for family : Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 1 to 2 pm

Open Viewing: Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 2 to 5 pm

Memorial in chapel: When: Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00 Pm

Graveside burial approx 2:30 pm


Angela Marie Giboney
Mill Creek, WA
Jun 9, 2016

Grandma, you reflected God so well, your love, compassion, joy, value of family, forgiveness and faith. Your hugs are missed. 93 years, many hard but filled too with love, now you get to be with your savior Jesus, with a new body and no more pain. I so appreciate the love, kindness and joy you showed me, and everyone I saw you with. You loved us sinners so well, and gave us room to fail and still love. You are missed, and I'm confident that you want those you love to turn to your source of joy and love, God! I bet you are enjoying heaven so much.

Thomas Ezra Giboney
Tukwila, WA
Jun 8, 2016

Mom you were a beautiful person both outside and inside in your heart. Your love surrounded us and comforted us when we were sick or hurting. Your compassion was unlimited. You glowed with pride in our accomplishments, and your emotion was quick to turn our mistakes into a learning experience. We love you and you will always be in our thoughts and hearts.

Colin, Andrea, Emma, Joshua, and Hannah Giboney
Bakersfield, CA
Jun 8, 2016

Grandma Gib was a Great Grandma. I'll miss her smile and I'll miss her laugh, I'll miss her passing out gifts at the Christmas grab bag, how she knew exactly what to do when I got stung by a bee, I'll miss her fruit salad, playing cards at "The Dunes", but most of all I'll miss the love she had in her heart for everyone in the Giboney family. It was a gift to have you in my life!

With Love,


Jane Rhodes
Westport, WA
Jun 8, 2016

Betty seemed very supportive of her sons and grandchildren and seemed to enjoy life whenever we saw her.

Mary Sand
Tacoma, WA
Jun 8, 2016

A wonderful lady who always always had a great smile for me and my family. I am blessed to have known her.

George A Giboney, Jr.
Des Moines,, WA
Jun 8, 2016

Love you Mom!

Julie Hall
Tukwila, Wa
Jun 6, 2016

She was the best lady, loved her like a mom to me she was always there when I needed to talk with she also save my butt a few times in school wrote notes to get back in class for me. Will alwaysbein my heart.

Brian Giboney
Seattle, WA
Jun 6, 2016

Going to miss you Grandma. I am blessed to have had so many great times fishing with you (and grandpa) out in the ocean, in Everett, and in Canada on numerous trips. You made the best ever sandwiches with just the right amount of mustard. You were wonderful to all of us. Love you always, Brian

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