Jonathan Tyler Gibson, 25, died Aug. 3, 2005, in Juneau of complications related to the disease schizophrenia.
He was born to Howard and Judy Gibson on Dec. 7, 1979. He lived his entire life in Juneau. He attended Capital, Harborview and Gastineau elementary schools and Marie Drake Middle School, and he graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1998.
He lettered in drama and was active in music and the Civil Air Patrol. He was recognized for exceptional achievement in the Russian language by the high school language department.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held the Aaronic Priesthood and served in various offices of responsibility within that body. He attended early morning seminary in preparation to serve a full-time proselytizing mission for the church, but was unable to serve when he became symptomatic with the disease.
He is survived by his parents, Howard and Judy Gibson; his sisters, Chiska Williams of Laramie, Wyo., Naomi Evans of Santaquin, Utah, Krystina Gibson of Auburn, Wash., and Lacey Eriksen of Juneau; and his brothers, Sean Gibson of Salt Lake City, Utah, and David Gibson of Juneau.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m., Aug. 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Juneau. Flowers are welcome. Donations in his name may be made to the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, online at www.narsad.org, by phone at 800-829-8289, or by mail to NARSAD, 60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404, Great Neck, N.Y., 11021.
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