Dwight's Story

FORT KENT AND ALLAGASH - Dwight (Dite) James Gibson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 18, 2014, at Forest Hill Nursing Facility in Fort Kent. He was born November 29, 1929 in Allagash, the youngest son of Samuel and Easter Gibson.

His brother, Albert Gibson and his wife, Jean of Allagash Maine survive him. His parents and brothers, Calvin Hafford, John Gibson, and Samuel Gibson, and sisters, Margret Hafford and Viola Martin predeceased him.

Dwight serviced in the US Military from June 12, 1951 to March 11 1953. He served during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the Bronze Service Star, and the U.S. Service Medal. Dwight worked at many jobs in his lifetime in and near Allagash. Always calling Allagash home. He worked in the potato fields of Aroostook County. For Tom Pinkham cutting tracks and as a logger, for Bill Pinkham cutting pulp. For 7-Islands Land Company as a scaler and marker. For Lul (Lawrence) Pelletier for 16 years as a clerk in the store that was located where the building now stands that is now the home of Mary (Wilmer) Hafford. He worked on log drives, for Tom Pingree cutting poles, and for the Forestry Department for a short period of time as a forester and also as a forest fire fighter. Dwight loved horses, watching and feeding deer in the winter and he loved being outdoors and in the woods. Although he had no children of his own he loved his nieces and nephews as his own. He was the youngest of 5 brothers all of whom served in the military. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

A graveside service will be held at the Allagash Municipal Cemetery, 1 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014. Services are being handled by the Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent.
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