Marion Gibson Yoachim was born in Fairbury, Nebraska November 15, 1919 to Ottelia Weisel Gibson and Dr. Raleigh A. Gibson. After graduating from Fairbury High School in 1937, she attended William Woods College for 2 years. She then transferred to the University of Nebraska and graduated in 1941 with a degree in Vocational Home Economics. She was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. Upon graduation she taught Home Economics in Scotia and Harvard, Nebraska and then returned to teach Home Ec at Fairbury High School. She loved teaching to the “boys” in her class. Marion married Dr William Peter Yoachim on May 19, 1946 in the First Christian Church. Bill was immediately shipped off to Japan for 2 years. While raising her 3 children (with the occasional help from Bill) she was PTA President for many years and involved in many volunteer activities. Marion was a wonderful cook and hosted most family events well into her 80s either in Fairbury or at their cabin on Tuttle Creek Lake in Kansas. If you were in her home you were “family”. She enjoyed knitting, golf, reading, spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren. Some of her favorite times were spent in Maui and at Nebraska Football Games. Bill and Marion lived in Fairbury until 2008 and then moved to Lincoln, Ne where they made many friends at the Legacy Estates. In 2016, they moved back “home” to Fairbury. She was a member of the Quivera Chapter of DAR, Eastern Star and First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and brother Phil Gibson in April. She is survived by her children Linda Biles (Bill) of Tie Siding, Wyoming, Dr. Bob Yoachim (Sue) of Arkansas City, Ks and Susan Hungerford (Mark) of Manhattan, Ks , 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Marion will be remembered for her sharp wit, sense of humor and undying support of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. GO BIG RED!
Memorial services will be at 11:00 am Saturday December 8, 2018 at the Christian Church in Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. www.gerdesmeyerfh.com