Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home It's all about saying goodbye. Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Everett "Hoot" H. Gibbins
January 24, 1932 - May 30, 2019

Place of Birth: Tolley, ND
Residence: Williston, ND, formerly of the Burford, ND area
Age: 87

Everett “Hoot” Gibbins, 87,of Williston, ND, formerly of the Buford, ND area, passed away at Minot Health and Rehab in Minot, ND, Thursday evening, May 30, 2019. His funeral arrangements are with Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston.

Hoot graduated from Williston High School in 1949 and joined the Army with Victor and younger brother Donny in 1950. Hoot landed in the heart of Korea where he earned several distinctions, including manning the M-50 and marksmanship.

After his stint in the Army, Hoot worked at a service station. There he met Vonnie (Baye) Crigger and they were wed in Sidney, Montana on May 2, 1956. Together Hoot and Vonnie raised six children: Kathy, Judy, Everett, Jr., Vicki, Connie and Jean. The family began on a small acreage east of Williston (“the Coal Mine Place”) and settled in the Buford valley on June 1, 1969, where they expanded their farming/ranching operation. Vonnie passed away in 1988.

Hoot was a colorful character and generally ready to make a deal. He worked for Westland Oil beginning in 1958 and retired fifty-two years later from the company which had become Flying J. Hoot met Yvonne J. Liesener and they were married on June 10, 2005. They resided on the farm until moving to Williston in 2010. During their marriage, Hoot and Yvonne traveled to Louisiana and Georgia. Hoot was a card player with Poker being his game. He made it to Las Vegas where he competed by sponsoring a friend. He was a regular at the Township Hall poker games for years.

Hoot was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vonnie, son Everett, Jr., daughters Vicki (Wahl), and Jean (Turcotte); his parents; brothers Victor, Philip, Joey, and Paul; sisters Vivian and Marlys.; and great grandsons Michael Everett Horton and Bernard Wahl.

Survivors include his wife Yvonne; daughters Kathy(Mark) Hoefs, Judy (Leonard) Mattern, Connie (Robert) Ferrell and Linda (Kim) Johnson; grandchildren Sam Horton, Max Long, Melissa Bramhall; Shawn Wahl, Amanda Helgoth, Gary Long, Jr., Charmayne Weinmann, Caleb Turcotte, Kinzi Ferrell, Ian Ferrell, Lucas Johnson, Lane Johnson, Lance Johnson; 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; brother Donny Gibbins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Linda L Stevens (Epping, ND)
May 31, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember the fun times we had spending time with your family when we were young. I enjoyed running into Hoot around town and visiting with him. He will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Williams Family
May 31, 2019
Condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
Marcus Forthun (Brownsville , Tx)
May 31, 2019
Sorry to hear about Hoot he was very good to Me and my family a caring and giving man may he rest in peace
Beth M. Innis (Williston, ND)
May 31, 2019

Hoot will live forever in my heart and I will miss him very much. We have all had a lot of history in the past and we might have just been family as much as we have been through together. I love you girls very much and Hoot will live on in our memories and through you and you kids forever!
Melissa Bramhall (LINCOLN, NE)
May 31, 2019
Grandpa I am going miss you.
Avis Williamson (Williston, ND)
May 31, 2019
Yvonne, Kathy, Judy, Connie and families, what a joyous heavenly reunion he must be having, our thoughts, hugs and prayers
Allen & Carol Borlaug (Baxter, Mn)
Jun 1, 2019
Sharon Blotsky (Williston, North Dakota)
Jun 2, 2019
Evonne, I'm so so sorry for your Loss.Its so hard to lose a Loved one. Just know you are in my thoughts and especially my Prayers.With my Sincere Sympathy, Sharon. (ha-hoy!)
Cindy Brown Fisher (Des Moines, Iowa)
Jun 2, 2019
Judy and sisters....so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I have fond memories of him when we were young. My thoughts are with you all.
Keith Skaare (Mesa , Arizona)
Jun 2, 2019
Knowing HOOT has been a treasure and being able to call him friend was my pleasure Gonna miss him a lot RIP good buddy
Jun 3, 2019
Dear Hoot's Family
So sorry for the loss of Hoot may you keep his memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead. Sending prayers for all of his family.
Sincere Sympathy,
Roger Carriere (Walhalla, ND)
Jun 3, 2019
So sorry for you loss. Prayers to everyone.
Rest in Peace Everett
Gloria Melcher (Shakopee, Mn)
Jun 4, 2019
My deepest sympathy on your loss. Keep all the good memories you had with Hoot
Sheryl Morken (Springbrook , ND)
Jun 4, 2019
Yvonne, so sorry for lose of your husband. Prayers to you!
James R. Kennedy (Yuma, Arizona)
Jun 5, 2019
My condolences on Hoot's passing.I work under Hoot for 14 years at the refinery.He taught me so much about the operations of the plant .
Clark Jenner (WILLISTON, ND)
Jun 5, 2019
Very sorry to hear this, I still think of Hoot almost every day, when I pass the refinery, Hang in there.
Linda and Jim irgens (Horseshoe Bay , TX)
Jun 6, 2019
Yvonne, we are so sorry to hear of Hoots passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.
Jim and Linda Irgens
Roger and Anne Lowers (Williston, ND)
Jun 6, 2019
Yvonne and family- We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you. and the hope that tomorrow brings a brighter day
Nina/Martha (Phoenix , Arizona)
Jun 11, 2019
Good friends never say goodbye.
They simply say “see you soon"

From the: Vaqueras Mexicanas!
Debbie (Kennedy) Hayden (Alexander, ND)
Jun 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Yvonne and Hoots family. May your memories be sweet. I pray for God to help you through this sad time.
Ray Hoffman (Marydel, MD)
Jun 23, 2019
My sympathy on the loss of your father. Peace be with all who loved him.

C'Dale (Jenner McBride) Jore & Phil (Williston, North Dakota)
Aug 10, 2019
I have such fond memories with your entire family starting with school days at Stony Creek, the one room school house! We were blessed that our families were such good friends! Your dad was always an inspiration when I'd see him around, especially in my later adult years. He was constantly positive, adventuresome & encouraging to me with so much wisdom to share! He was a man of God whom I deeply admired! May Jesus give you lasting memories! With our sympathy, C'Dale & Phil
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