OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS


DUANE GIBEAU RIP

DUANE GIBEAU In Memoriam

Duane Keith Gibeau of Granbury, 
a retired pilot for Airborne Express, 
died Sunday, July 26, 2009, in Granbury. 
He was 77. 

Inurnment services will be held at a 
later date. 

Gibeau was born Oct. 28, 1931, in 
Esbon, Kan., to John Gibeau and 
Tracy Nolbert Gibeau. He married 
Raelene Ruth Schlechty, Sept. 14, 
1968. 

He graduated from high school in 
Downs, Kan. He had lived in Granbury 
since 1995. Gibeau served in the U.S. 
Air Force from 1955 to 1962. He was a 
pilot for Overseas National Airways
 and retired from Airborne Express. 

He also retired from the Army National 
Guard.

Survivors: Wife, Raelene Gibeau of 
Granbury; son, Sean Garnish and wife, 
Michele, of Dallas; brothers, Marvin 
Gibeau and Dale Gibeau, both of Ore.; 
sister, Marge Cole of Hubbard, Ore.; 
and several nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements were by Wiley Funeral Home. 

Condolances can be sent to
Wiley Funeral Home
400 E Highway 377
Granbury, TX 76048-2554
(817) 573-3000

Quoted from Hood County News, Granbury Texas





The Final Flight
 By Patty L. Hamon

I watched a shooting star
as it raced across the sky.
I was awestruck by it's beauty
in the darkness of the night.
Surrounding it like diamonds,
like tiny twinkling lights,
a million shining brothers
witnessing it's flight.
Sometimes in the evening
I will stand outside my door
and admire the peaceful heavens
and I'll glimpse a shooting star.
I'll wonder at it's glory
and the nature of all things,
at the silence of it's dying
and sweet sadness, it's death brings.
When the angels look down on us
as we go about our lives,
to them, a fleeting moment
like the shooting stars, we spy,
will our passing go unnoticed
into the darkest night?
Will we be a brilliant beacon,
like that star on it's last flight?
Lord, I want to shine that brightly
and like moths drawn to a flame,
bring others to Your mercy
and honor to Your name.
And when my days are finished
may You look upon my life
like a glorious shooting star
as I take my final flight. 




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