Jeanne D. Gibson

jeanne gibson

January 2, 1949 ~ April 23, 2023

Born in: Utica, New York
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Jeanne Darrigrand Gibson, 74, passed away on April 23, 2023. She was survived by her husband, Richard; son, Jeff; granddaughter, Isabelle; siblings, Charles, Denise, and Diane. Preceded in death by her parents.
Jeanne was born to Arthur and Joyce Darrigrand on Jan. 2, 1949, in Utica, N.Y. She was Valedictorian of her 1967 class at Whitesboro High School, NY. Jeanne earned her BA from Brown University with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Linguistics and earned both an MA and Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego.

Jeanne was proud to have attended Woodstock in 1969 and served in the Peace Corps from 1971 to 1973, where she began her teaching career in Sarawak, Malaysia. It was in the Peace Corps that she met her future husband Rick. Jeanne and Rick were married in 1975 at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Jeanne was an educator for fifty-one years. She taught Linguistics at UCSD, the University of Hawaii, and at UCLA. Jeanne also taught ESL at National University and at CSU-Pueblo where she was the Director of the English Language Institute since 2006.

Jeanne was passionate about her family, her students, and life itself! She loved deeply and gave her all. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her!

At her request, cremation in the Montgomery & Steward Crematorium has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the CSU-Pueblo Foundation or Holy Family Parish. Online condolences at


Memorial Mass: May 11, 2023 10:00 am

Holy Family Church
2827 Lakeview Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. Farewell to a wonderful colleague and person. My condolences to Rick and Jeff. —Jim Hawthorne

  2. Working with Jeanne at CSU was a highlight of my life. She was such a fun and knowledgeable person in our field and loved working with the students. Always had a smile even going through treatments. A bright candle in this life to many.

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