Gertrude "Bobbie"'s Story
Gertrude "Bobbie" Pitts Zibby of Norman, OK, formerly of Centralia, passed away on July 11, 2017 just two weeks shy of her 97th birthday. She was born July 25,1920 in Sapulpa, OK the youngest of six girls of Vivian Scott Pitts and Nestor Pitts. In 1938 after graduating from Sapulpa High School and Tulsa Business College, she moved with her sister and brother-in-law to Centralia, IL to work in a local law office. She met a young dentist, Michael Zibby, and they married on Jan. 11, 1941. She was a wonderful mother to her three children, Michael, Stephen, and Susan.
She enjoyed bridge, golf, gardening, reading, antique hunting and refinishing her finds.
In 1985 Bobbie and Mike retired and moved to Albuquerque, N.M. After his death she remained there until 1993, when she moved to Norman, OK to be close to her daughter and son-in-law.
Bobbie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Michael H. Zibby and her son, Dr. Michael P. Zibby.
She is survived by her children Stephen Zibby and wife Mary Jo of Clermont, FL, Susan Aikman and husband Robert of Norman, OK and Geni Zibby, daughter-in-law of Centralia, IL. Eight grandchildren: Stephen Zibby. Kay Zibby-Damron. Lisa Onorato, Michael Zibby, Matt
Zibby, Christina Aikman, Amie Zibby, Rob Aikman and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be at 10:30 on Aug. 12, at Calvary Cemetery in Centralia officiated by Father Dale Maxfield. Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Church or School or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Special thanks to her long time physician, Elise Wiesner, and staff, and the staff of Rambling Oaks Assisted Living Center, Frontier Hospice, and Brookhaven Mansions for her wonderful
Published on July 19, 2017