The Gibson Family

The Gibson Family

Do what makes your heart shine. These six simple words are a testament to the life Sable Gibson led while on this earth. In 10 short years Sable did things that made her heart shine brighter than most people can do in their lifetime.  

Sable was witty, artistic, full of kindness, and loved the color pink. Her friends adored her giggle, her contagious smile and her spunky personality. Known to her family as “little sister” they describe her as giving, thoughtful, and selfless.

Cross, Crayton, Sage, Crew, Sailor and Sable

Cross, Crayton, Sage, Crew, Sailor and Sable

Her dad calls it a sixth sense and says Sable just knew when others were hurting or in need.  Every day she made sure her classmates were taken care of by packing extra snacks or a second lunch to feed someone in need. Sable made sure kids felt included and was often found hovering around the playground buddy bench in case someone needed a friend. Sweet Sable truly had a heart of gold.

Sable Paige Gibson passed away on February 20, 2019 after suffering cardiac arrest resulting from strep throat and influenza. Although she was taken from her loved ones too soon, the eternal light in her heart continues to shine bright through all the lives she has touched. 

She was naturally just a light and when you look at her smile you see that.
— Tracy Carson, Mason City Schools
She had a sixth sense for caring and helping people
— Scott Gibson, Father

Do better. Be better. Shine Like Sable.

Do better. Be better. Shine Like Sable.

Do better. Be better. Shine Like Sable.

We are learning to be more generous and intentional, which is what Sable already was.
— Melissa Anderson, family friend
Thank you Sable for teaching me not only to love others but to love others well.
— Heather Smith, family friend