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Anna Louise Watkins Gibbins
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Anna Watkins Gibbins died on Nov. 10, 2013, at the Woodlands at Furman in Greenville, S.C.
Mrs. Gibbins was born in Portland on July 29, 1935, to her parents Dorothy Rawson Watkins and Melvin Hawkes Watkins. She attended the Waynflete School of Portland until her junior year when she went to Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y., from which she graduated. She then attended Bradford Junior College completing a two year degree.
Following graduation she spent a year in France in a program sponsored by Bradford. Her final bachelor's degree was from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mrs. Gibbins is survived by her husband, George Donald Gibbins Jr.; her brother, E. Lyndon Watkins and his wife Marilyn of Kemah, Texas; her children, Howard Hanson Hubbell II and his wife Jocelyn of Charleston, S.C., Rawson Watkins Hubbell and his wife Sarah of Wayland, Mass., and Donald Brooks Gibbins and his wife Ashley of New York City; and her step daughter, Jennifer Layman Gibbins of Cordova, Alaska. Mrs. Gibbins is also survived by her granddaughter, Anna Vernon Hubbell and grandson, Jackson Betts Hubbell of Wayland, Mass., and her granddaughters, Alexandra Grey Gibbins and Ashton Penn Gibbins of New York City.
Mrs. Gibbins was a member of Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville, S.C. In addition Mrs. Gibbins was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Greenville, a member of the Dorothy Haynsworth Garden Club and the Rotary Book Club.
Mrs. Gibbins was the former Communications Director of the United Way of Greenville, former Manager of the Carolina Youth Symphony and Assistant Director of Development of Christ Church Episcopal School.
A memorial service will be held in Markley Chapel at Christ Church Episcopal on Friday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. After the service, the family will receive friends at their home.
Memorials may be made to:
The CCES Anna W. Gibbins
Memorial at Christ Church
245 Cavalier Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 14, 2013
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