Judith Ann (Gibbons) Duval

Judith Ann (Gibbons) Duval passed away in the early morning of July 3,2023.

Judith Ann Duval

Judith Ann (Gibbons) Duval passed away in the early morning of July-3-2023. Peacefully in her home with family by her side.
She was born in Missouri August 5th, 1942 to: Horace Edwin Gibbons Jr. and Doris Edna (Armstrong) Gibbons. She was the 3rd child of 4 girls.

Judy was born into a family of meager means. A family that primarily lived in homes with no inside plumbing or electricity. Where the Sears catalog was used in the out-house (of course only after Judy made paper dolls from the clothing models).

The family left Missouri for Colorado.
She loved Colorado, it was a great adventure. There was a one room schoolhouse with wood heat and buckets of drinking water.

They then moved to Oregon, Washington and back to Triangle Lake Oregon. She graduated from Junction City High School where she enjoyed gymnastics, art and drawing pictures for the School Annual.

Soon after Graduation in high school she married her high school sweetheart Harold Duval, On April 29th, 1960. It all started when Harold and friends were going to a drive-in movie theater, so Judy “just happened” to show up at the same theater. The rest is history.

Judy and Harold bought their first home in Mapleton on the river, and enjoyed it very much, but after five years of dealing with high water in the winters, they decided to buy a home up stagecoach Road, in the Swisshome area. They Enjoyed 52 years together there before Harolds passing in November of 2021. They had three children, Seven Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and their in-law children.

Judy enjoyed the adventure of life. She was an exceptional painter and drawer in which she was the creator of the Otter mascot logo for Mapleton Elementary. She started teaching art in Mapleton when her daughter DeAnn was in the 5th grade. She left a big impact on many-many students throughout the years with her passion for drawing and teaching.
Some of her favorite activities included going to the gym, playing volleyball, swimming in the pool and spending time with those friends for coffee(s) and breakfast.

When her grandchildren were young, they would rotate spending nights at Great Grandma and Grandpa's house every few weeks. She would always make sure your belly was full and never forgot to offer dessert after dinner.

Fond memories from her grandchildren include spending time at the river, sitting in the rapids and picnics of tuna fish sandwiches, chips and soda. She might have possibly once let the grandchildren ride in the trunk of the car to the “Deep hole” to go swimming. What a ball they had.

Judy is survived by her three children: Sons and wives- Randy and Laurie Duval, Bruce and Kathy Duval and daughter DeAnn LaChapelle and Fiancée Randy Beers. Grandsons and Wives: Brandon and Jessica Lachapelle, Casey and Carly Duval, Lee and Krista Duval, Jesse and Heather Duval, Mitchell Lachapelle and Novalee Wheeler, and Nick Lachapelle.
Granddaughter and Husband: Lindsey and Esa Korkeakoski.
Great Grandchildren: Wyatt, Annalee, Jacob, Parker, Colton, Garrett, Weston, Raylee and Brooklyn Duval. Owen, Jacey and Brayden Lachapelle, and Easton and Emersyn Korkeakoski. She is also survived by her sisters and husbands, Evelyn Sue & Bud Bitler, and Linda Faye & Kirby Mercer.

Judy Proceeded in death by her husband Harold Duval, Parents: Horace Edwin Gibbons Jr. and Doris Edna (Armstrong) Gibbons and her sister Patty Lou.

Judy and Harold made a $5 dollar bet they would never say we hated each other; they both were not losers; they were both winners in life and love.

Her memorial service will be held at Swisshome Evangelical Church Saturday, August 5th at 1 P.m. officiated by Pastor Brian Moore.

In Lieu of flowers, those wishing to may contribute to Swiss home Evangelical Church Benevolent fund. A gathering and Luncheon will be hosted at Randy and Laurie Duval’s place on Stagecoach road. Everyone is welcome to stop by.