Nancy Harbaugh Gibson-Geiger

Nancy Harbaugh Gibson-Geiger of Woodstock, VA died January 16, 2017 in Woodstock, VA.

Nancy was born Sept. 29, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Dr. Charles H. and Mrs. Minnie Anna Moore Hall Harbaugh.  She was raised in the Hayfield area of Frederick County, VA.

Nancy graduated from Handley High School in Winchester, VA in 1940, and then graduated from Madison College (now JMU) in 1944 at age twenty with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics.  She was a charter member of Alpha Sigma Tau at JMU.  She was a dietitian at Doctors Hospital, Washington, DC in 1945. She then worked for the Federal Government and the Department of Agriculture. While visiting her aunt in 1943, she noticed a handsome Marine in uniform and declared on sight that she would marry that man. She did marry that man and left work to start their family.

Nancy was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Woodbridge where she was a Stephen Minister from 1990 to 2002.  Also during that time she tutored at Occoquan Elementary School for four years through RSVP.  She enjoyed walking, reading, and keeping in touch with college friends. She loved to travel and enjoyed numerous adventures in Europe, but her favorite destination was Egypt.

Since moving to Woodstock to live with her daughter, she joined and was active at Woodstock Presbyterian Church and volunteered at the Clothes Closet.

Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Fredrick Lewis Gibson for 36 years.  Nancy was a loving and devoted mother to their four children; Paul F. Gibson, Palm Harbor, FL; Barbara G. Simons, Woodstock, VA; Joan G. Pierce-Barb (Jesse), Woodbridge, VA; Gail G. Bianco (Peter), Floral City, FL.  She also leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Nancy was predeceased by her brother, Charles H. Harbaugh, Jr., and sister, Dorothy A. Harbaugh, as well as a grandson, Matthew Simons.

A brief visitation will be held at 9:30 AM, followed by the funeral service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Woodstock Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lisa Wilson conducting the service.  The family will receive friends in the church social hall for refreshments after the service.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodstock Presbyterian Church 142 E Court St., Woodstock, VA  22664.

Dellinger Funeral Home will handle arrangements.

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4 Condolences to Nancy Harbaugh Gibson-Geiger

  1. lisa evans says:

    she was a wonderful woman and loved it when I bring her oysters from the firehouse. she was nice to talk to.

  2. John & Thom says:

    Nancy was an amazing woman and friend who welcomed us as a part of her family. She touched our lives in so many ways. We will cherish many fond memories of the times we spent together and she will always hold a very special place in our hearts.

  3. Patrisia Magallon says:

    May fond memories of your loved one bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved ones. “There is going to be a resurrection,” the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this,” Jesus assures us, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28, 29)

  4. Barbara & Susan Rinker says:

    Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. Your memories will be cherish.

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