On April 4, 2023, the world lost a fantastic father, son, dedicated husband, and an all-around great man. Mark Evan Gibson, of Emmett, Idaho, was 62. He was born February 28, 1961 to James and Zilpha Gibson. Mark was raised in Granada Hills, then attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management. Mark worked for Monterey County Parks and spent his career at the California State Parks Department. He retired in 2012 and moved to Idaho, hoping to spend free time hunting, fishing, supporting and coaching his son’s baseball team. Mark served as the Southwest Region Director for Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) from 2015-2022.
His deep knowledge and love of nature will carry on through his wife and children. His time as a coach to the kids’ soccer and baseball teams and an avid fisherman and hunter, bring unforgettable memories to those who knew him. He loved his family and was proud of the kids he raised. He loved baseball, and watching Connor grow into a college pitcher was one of his greatest joys. Mark’s love of dogs was lifelong; most recently he and Julie raised Jack Russell Terriers, and they held a special place in his heart.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Jim. He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter, Amber Kantner Tolari; sons, Adam Kantner and Connor Gibson; mother, Zilpha Gibson; siblings, Debbie Gibson, Scott (Carol) Gibson; nephews, Jeff and Chris, and niece Kaitlyn.
Services will be held at the Gibson home in Emmett on May 20th at 2:00pm. In honor of Mark please sport your favorite baseball team attire/colors. Please RSVP on Marks obituary page at www.potterchapel.com.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO:
Emmett High School Baseball team (*Checks can be made to Emmett High School-Attn Baseball)
Mountain States Detection Dogs www.paypal.me/donateMSDD
Jack Russell Rescue of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho www.jackrussellrescueowi.org
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