DUANE GIBEAU In Memoriam
Duane Keith Gibeau of Granbury,
a retired pilot for Airborne Express,
died Sunday, July 26, 2009, in Granbury.
He was 77.
Inurnment services will be held at a
Gibeau was born Oct. 28, 1931, in
Esbon, Kan., to John Gibeau and
Tracy Nolbert Gibeau. He married
Raelene Ruth Schlechty, Sept. 14,
He graduated from high school in
Downs, Kan. He had lived in Granbury
since 1995. Gibeau served in the U.S.
Air Force from 1955 to 1962. He was a
pilot for Overseas National Airways
and retired from Airborne Express.
He also retired from the Army National
Survivors: Wife, Raelene Gibeau of
Granbury; son, Sean Garnish and wife,
Michele, of Dallas; brothers, Marvin
Gibeau and Dale Gibeau, both of Ore.;
sister, Marge Cole of Hubbard, Ore.;
and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Wiley Funeral Home.
Condolances can be sent to
Wiley Funeral Home
400 E Highway 377
Granbury, TX 76048-2554
Quoted from Hood County News, Granbury Texas
The Final Flight
© By Patty L. Hamon
I watched a shooting star
as it raced across the sky.
I was awestruck by it's beauty
in the darkness of the night.
Surrounding it like diamonds,
like tiny twinkling lights,
a million shining brothers
witnessing it's flight.
Sometimes in the evening
I will stand outside my door
and admire the peaceful heavens
and I'll glimpse a shooting star.
I'll wonder at it's glory
and the nature of all things,
at the silence of it's dying
and sweet sadness, it's death brings.
When the angels look down on us
as we go about our lives,
to them, a fleeting moment
like the shooting stars, we spy,
will our passing go unnoticed
into the darkest night?
Will we be a brilliant beacon,
like that star on it's last flight?
Lord, I want to shine that brightly
and like moths drawn to a flame,
bring others to Your mercy
and honor to Your name.
And when my days are finished
may You look upon my life
like a glorious shooting star
as I take my final flight.